Maternal and Neonatal Health in Zambia

Neonatal survival in resource-limited countries is much lower than in industrialized nations. Twin pregnancies and breech presentations are at higher risker for poor neonatal outcomes. Birth asphyxia and prematurity are the two of the leading causes for neonatal deaths. Risks factors for stillbirths and early neonatal deaths such as post-term pregnancy are discussed. Treatment of birth asphyxia with hypothermia is highlighted as well as treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) with bubble CPAP. Specific patient case scenarios from the Zimba Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have been collected. Cost-effective strategies modified for the developing world can improve neonatal outcomes.


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  • Ravi


    Beloved Brother Dan in Christ Greetings to you from Ashakiran Rural Medical Mission India in the most precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - Grace and Peace be unto you from the Father which is heaven - Amen. Dear Brother I am Pastor Ravi kumar serving the Lord in Telugu Baptist Church and we are running an NGO called Ashakiran Rural Medical Mission which is working for rural communities on Health, Education and Community Development. We would like to know about you and your mission if God willing we will be waiting for your valuable reply in this regard. Thank you and God bless you Sincerely in Christ Pastor.Ravi kumar ( Telugu Baptist Church) Ashakiran Rural Medical Mission (Director) India. www.ashakiranindia.org (which means Ray of Hope)