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WHO Technical specifications of Neonatal Resuscitation Devices

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-01T20:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-01T20:17:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 978941510264
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12091/179
dc.description.abstract Neonatal mortality represents approximately 44% of under 5 year old child deaths, of which one quarter of overall neonatal deaths (around 700 000) is attributed to birth asphyxia, defined as the failure to initiate and sustain breathing at birth. About 3–6% of all newborns (about 6 million) require basic neonatal resuscitation (2). A high number of neonatal deaths can be prevented through effective neonatal resuscitation, immediate care including thorough drying, suction, stimulation as needed after assessment, and positive-pressure ventilation if the newborn has not established spontaneous respirations (1). However, lack of commodities is one of the main bottlenecks found in health systems in low-resource settings (3). To address the above-mentioned health challenges faced in low-resource countries, the World Health Organization (WHO), in conjunction with other United Nations (UN) agencies, has been working on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6, specifically the under-5 mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio. In that regard, the UNCLSC was created in 2012 with the goal to increase access to life-saving medicines and health supplies for the world’s most vulnerable people by championing efforts to reduce barriers that block access to essential health commodities. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher WHO en_US
dc.subject Infant Incubator en_US
dc.subject UMDNS: 756 en_US
dc.title WHO Technical specifications of Neonatal Resuscitation Devices en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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