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Nigeria suffers 1M preventable stillbirths and infant deaths annually due to Group B Streptococcus infection

Close to 1 million children in Nigeria die due to Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria infections,  new findings of a new research supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and launched at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Baltimore.   Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical

WHO, partners call for action to improve adolescent health

Africa is shouldering the lion’s share of the number of young people who die every day from preventable causes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015, more than two thirds—some 855 000 10 to 19-year-olds—died in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South East Asia. In a new report released Tuesday, WHO

Malawi commits to halve maternal, neonatal deaths over next five years

By Gondwe M. The Governments of Malawi and eight other countries from Africa and South East Asia have committed to halve maternal, new-born and stillborn births. The commitment comes at a time Malawi and eight other countries launch the Network on the improvement of quality of care for maternal, neonatal and child health. Through the

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