Low cost measures could save lives of three million babies a yearBMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7491.557-a (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:557
- Rebecca Coombes
The lives of nearly three million of the four million newborn babies who die worldwide each year could be saved by low cost, low tech interventions, a series of articles published by the Lancet shows.
Ninety nine per cent of the four million deaths occur in poor countries, although almost all published research relates to the 1% in rich countries.
The first paper in the series of articles, all published in the 3 March issue (www.thelancet.com), looks at when, where, and why newborn babies are dying and finds …