This guest editorial from the Journal of Health Communication considers behaviours that can end preventable child deaths and ensure health child development. "These include healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, giving quality antenatal care ...
"Research has demonstrated that it is important to intervene early with parents, enhance child-parent attachment and communication, and teach parents age-appropriate skills in raising children."
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Jennings, L., A. S. Yebadokpo, et al. (2010). "Antenatal counseling in maternal and newborn care: Use of job aids to improve health worker performance and maternal understanding in Benin." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 10.
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Darmstadt, G. L., V. Kumar, et al. (2006) Introduction of community-based skin-to-skin care in rural Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association 597-604 DOI: 10.1038/sj.jp.7211569
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Cowling, B. J., K. H. Chan, et al. (2009). "Facemasks and hand hygiene to prevent influenza transmission in households: a cluster randomized trial." Ann Intern Med 151(7): 437-446. BACKGROUND: Few data are available about the effectiveness of ...
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