Saving our newborns by doing the basics right – and keeping it simple

Chris Bateman


Just basic interventions could reduce South Africa’s neonatal death rate by up to 90%, according to a world-acclaimed innovator in cheap, child-friendly therapies, Prof. Heather Zar, chief of Paediatrics and Child Health at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Heather Zar; Neonatal deaths; Under-5 mortality; Child health

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(4):248-250. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9557

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Date submitted: 2015-03-02
Date published: 2015-03-11

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