Monday, May 15, 2006

How to prevent infants from dying

(Zimbabwe is not mentioned in this article)

Successful countries have made it a priority to provide prenatal care, birth attendants and immunization programs to prevent tetanus in newborns and mothers, the report said. Parents also must be educated about the importance of breast-feeding from the very start, the group recommended, and not introduce other liquids that contain dirty water and can cause diarrhea, often deadly to a weakened newborn.

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