B is for Babies and Better Health

April 3, 2013

global new born conferenceHere in the US we are blessed with many places mothers can take their children for  maternal education, immunizations and care.  Around the globe  many mothers are not so fortunate.   There are many global initiatives to help change this situation and improve the health of babies thus giving them a strong start in life.   The upcoming Global  Newborn Health Conference in South Africa is a wonderful event that will offer NGO’s, researchers and health experts the opportunity to come together.  Through their collaborative work they will develop programs that will positively impact newborn health around the globe.   The conference will challenge these experts to answer the questions  “Why are so many newborns in the poorest countries dying? And what can we do as a global community to save them?”

newborn2013.com

UN Photo/Albert González Farran

 I encourage you to  join me in spreading the word about this important event on April 15 -18 in Johannesburg, South Africa  You can follow these organizations on Twitter for conference updates.  You can also follow Dr. Gary Darmstadt (@gdarmsta),    on Twitter.  He is the  Director of the Family Health Division of the Gates Foundation and will be tweeting daily “Did You Know?” facts about newborn health

 

 

UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

 

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4 Responses to “B is for Babies and Better Health”


  1. Good post. I’ll go to Twitter now and follow Dr Gary. Then RT his facts. :-)


  2. They deserve a chance at life. Education is a huge part of infant mortality and ed is easy to do

    Nice to meet you through A to Z

    • Jaelma Says:

      Yes if we could get more money to educate our future on this planet would look a lot brighter!!
      We will have to settle for doing what we can with what we have!! Thanks for stopping by!! –Jaelma

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