Low cost intervention plan to cut infant deaths | Pacific Beat

Low cost intervention plan to cut infant deaths

Low cost intervention plan to cut infant deaths

Updated 10 May 2013, 8:50 AEST

Three million babies die every year in their first month of life.

One million of them die within twenty-four hours of their birth.

But report from the charity Save the Children argues death rates could be slashed, if four simple, low cost health interventions were more widely used.

But the bigger challenge, as Madeleine Morris reports, is the the dire shortage of health workers in the developing world.

Presenter: Madeleine Morris

Speaker: Annie Bodmer-Roy, Save the Children; Professor Rob Moody, University of Melbourne

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