Maternal and Child Undernutrition

Maternal and Child Undernutrition
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Maternal and child undernutrition in developing countries receiving inadequate support is not only unfortunate in terms of growth and development of the country as a whole but also in terms of global upliftment of the human race. It is primarily because of lack of education as well as monetary independence primarily amongst women. However, these reasons are not justifiable as necessary measures should be stringently taken to bring about a positive change for maternal and child survival. There is a major dearth in spreading awareness by any form of media regarding the ill effects of undernutrition.

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Maternal Health Advances of the Century

Maternal Health Advances of the Century
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Maternal and child health have been largely overlooked aspects of healthcare systems leading to major risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This could be attributed to lack of education and unavailability of adequate health-care facilities such as skilled personnel, infrastructure, medicines and emergency care when needed. As per the maternal mortality fact sheet published by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, approximately 830 women die every day from treatable complications related to pregnancy and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. Severe bleeding, infections, high blood pressure, post-delivery complications and unsafe abortion are some of the most commonly occurring preventable or treatable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.

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