child survival

This is a special week in Global Health. The World Health Organisation recognises a total of 14 "World Health Days" every
Thursday morning 7.00am Alarm goes off... snooze 7.18am Alarm goes off for the second time... probably time to get up 7.20am
Today in Northern Ireland, over 200 babies will be born, about 20 preterm, but only about three newborns die each week. In Belfast, newborns dying of infection recently precipitated a major media storm.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) exclusive breastfeeding rates have stagnated, with less than 40% of infants under six months of age being exclusively breastfed.