Despite progress, UN reports one million children still die on first day of life from preventable causes – UNICEF

While child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented with simple, cost effective interventions, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). …read more

To ensure babies make it to their 1st birthday: United Way re-introduces “Strong Baby” ads

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (Milwaukee LIHF) Collaborative, in partnership with Serve Marketing, has launched a grassroots campaign designed to engage the community in the crucial conversation around the importance of changing the conditions that can lead to stronger babies. “Too many Milwaukee babies continue to be born too small […] …read more

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with pertussis – also known as whooping cough – when their parents had been immunized against the infection at least four weeks … …read more