7 million in a newborn death
within the first 28 days of birth.
Birth defects is the 4th leading cause of neonatal deaths worldwide and a major cause of disability and must be included in any plan to prevent newborn death
, the organizers said.
Kenya falls among the last 20 countries that have some of the highest newborn death
rates in the world, according to Save the Children's 2013 State of the World's Mothers report.
This is due to an increase in the total number of births while the risk of newborn death
has decreased only slightly.
It aims to decrease maternal and newborn death
Premature birth, which is defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation, is the leading cause of newborn death
and a major cause of lifelong disability.
The money will fund March of Dimes research and programs to improve infant health, including prematurity, which is the leading cause of newborn death
It has a high newborn death
rate through HIV and other infections such as malaria, tuberculosis and chest infections.
3% of the pregnancies ended in miscarriage or newborn death
The association between newborn death
and intent to deliver at home was particularly strong for women with no previous births (nulliparous).
Increased incidence of miscarriage and newborn death
also occurred when females that had breathed clean air were mated with males from DEP environments.
The hospital recently hosted the three-day National Perinatal Bereavement Conference at which health care workers were trained in ways to interact with families experiencing perinatal loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death