On the reasons behind high newborn
mortality rate, the report says that this is partly because newborn
deaths are difficult to address with a single drug or intervention and they require a system-wide approach.
Newman (2009) estimated that between 6% to 10% of all newborns
need to be treated with phototherapy to prevent one newborn
from developing a TSB greater than 20 mg/dL.
Going through the newborn
screening process, especially when there are complications, can be difficult for any parent, but more information on newborn
screening can help put parents at ease for what lies ahead:
The UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia added, "This Atlas reminds us that unless we accelerate progress on newborn
deaths, South Asia will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target by 2030.
She explained that there are already 28 possible congenital illnesses among newborn
babies that could be detected by the expanded screening program and it is still best for parents to have their newborn
babies be subjected to the screening for the early detection of possible illnesses.
Two recent meta-analyses independently reported that therapeutic hypothermia reduced the risk of newborn
death and major neurodevelopmental disability.
With rising incidence of diseases, rapid innovations in technology in medical field, and government initiative in spending for research and development, the newborn
screening equipment market is expected to have tremendous growth during the forecast period (2016-2026).
mortality now makes up the majority of all under-five deaths, despite the existence of proven, cost-effective interventions that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands more women and newborns
The lack of registration is a key reason for slower progress in recent decades for newborn
deaths compared to maternal and child mortality reduction - progress which can, and must, be accelerated if international child mortality targets are to be met.
Qazi Shamim, Maternal Newborn
and Child Health Advisor at WHO, Geneva.
Overall, just 39% agreed that newborn
circumcision was safe; physicians and private facility employees were more likely to agree with this statement than were nurses and public employees.
ACHDNC recommendations to include two of the conditions, severe combined immunodeficiency and critical congenital heart disease, into the uniform newborn
screening panel were approved by the Secretary in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Police sources confirmed that the suspect, who is from an African country, strangled her newborn
child which she had given birth to in Dubai International Airport's bathroom.
To estimate the association of regular exercise, performed before and during pregnancy, with excessive newborn
birthweight in a prospective cohort of pregnant women, researchers analysed data from 36 869 singleton pregnancies among participants in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.
Technological advances in recent years have made it possible for newborn
infants in the United States to be screened for more than two dozen conditions.