Maternal, infant care under global spotlight:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Maternal and infant care are the focus of this year's global healthcare development campaign by the World Health Organization. It aims to reduce the estimated 30,000 deaths of children per day (around 11 million per year) and the high maternal mortality of Latin America - some 27 times higher than in the US. These have been attributed in large part to complications during pregnancy and childbirth that result primarily from under-resourced services or poor training.