Longer paid maternity leave saves babies — SiDevNet

More generous policies for paid maternity leave can save the lives of babies in developing countries, a study has found. The paper estimates that each extra month of maternity leave is linked to about eight fewer infant deaths for each 1,000 live births. This represents a 13 per cent reduction — a “pretty sizable” decrease,…

Slow progress on stillbirth prevention in the world —AAJ TV

KARACHI: More than 2.6 million stillbirths continue to occur globally every year with very slow progress made to tackle this “silent problem”. Compilers of a research series titled as “Ending Preventable Stillbirth,” published in The Lancet, have observed with concern that despite significant reductions in the number of maternal and child deaths, there has been…

International Conference On Birth Defects And Disabilities To Take Place |Partners are The Aga Khan institutions,Bill Gate Foundation and US

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD), themed “Birth Defects in the Post-MDG Era: Joining Hands for Prevention and Care,” organized by March of Dimes in partnership with the Aga Khan Health Services-East Africa, the Aga Khan University-East Africa, U.S….

Stittsville Rotary president at event featuring Prime Minister and Bill Gates — Ottawa Community News com on the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat event regarding newborn, child health,vaccines and nutrition

Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio in the world mentioned The elimination of polio in the world is one of the initiatives backed by Rotary Clubs around the world. And so when a major announcement was being made in Ottawa regarding funding directed at measures to strengthen immunity to polio, it only made sense that some…

Aga Khan University breaks ground for new Research and Training Centre in Matiari

January 30, 2015 ​The ground-breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University’s Matiari Research and Training Centre took place today. The construction of the state-of-the-art one-storey building will enable the University to expand its research on mother and child issues in support of national health policy and to strengthen the capacity of local, on-the-ground health care…