Learning from low income countries :Investing in traditional birth attendants may help reduce mortality in poor countries

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7489.478-c (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:478
  1. Salem Banajeh (sbanaj@yemen.net.ye), associate professor
  1. Department of Child Health, Sana'a University, PO Box 2257, Sana'a, Yemen

    EDITOR—Costello et al addressed important issues for poor countries to achieve the millennium development goals.1 We share their view that community based interventions are crucial to reduce maternal and child mortality by 50% in 2015. In Yemen, the only country with low income and high mortality in the Arabian peninsula, all rural births are home deliveries attended by …

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