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Can We Cross the Last Ten Feet to Save Newborn Lives from Preterm Birth?

The lungs of these babies who are born too early are missing a critical substance called surfactant that would allow them to breathe more easily.

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Let's Make September Infant Survival Month

Most infant deaths are preventable and organizations around the world are making a difference through their efforts to increase the number of front line community health workers and skilled birth attendants, provide basic training to address birth asphyxia,
engage mothers in the community to support new mothers, and deliver critical stage-based health information to new and expecting moms via mobile phones.

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A "Kangaroo Care Champion" in Brazil

There is one woman in the country that could be called the “Kangaroo Care Champion.” Brazil’s own Dr. Zeni Carvalho Lamy has engaged in long-term research on this type of care, which demonstrates the extraordinary benefits for newborns—and their parents.

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Society's Role in Responding to Newborn Health Challenges in India

The challenge of infant mortality in India cannot be tackled by government alone.

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Rethinking the Delivery of Health Care in India

Committed, informally trained practitioners, also called "quacks," are a platform to reach marginalized communities across India. They represent the enormous potential to bridge distances and training gaps through communication technologies, connecting them to formal health networks, making diagnostics, medicines, and even transportation available to the poorest, most vulnerable communities.

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