Newborn care practices in Pemba Island (Tanzania) and their implications for newborn health and survival.

  title={Newborn care practices in Pemba Island (Tanzania) and their implications for newborn health and survival.},
  author={Lucy Thairu and Gretel H Pelto},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  volume={4 3},
Newborn mortality accounts for about one-third of deaths in children under five. Neglecting this problem may undermine the fourth Millennium Development Goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015. This study was conducted in Tanzania, where an estimated 32/1000 infants die within the first 28 days. Our objective was to describe newborn care practices and their potential impact on newborn health. We interviewed two purposive samples of mothers from Pemba Island, a predominantly… CONTINUE READING
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