Intended for healthcare professionals


Low cost measures could save lives of three million babies a year

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:557
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

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 (, looks at when, where, and why newborn babies are dying and finds …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription