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TEDx Johannesburg 2010 - Francois Bonnici - Does a Baby's Heart Count.mp4

On a subject that has not yet been covered by TED, Francois Bonnici takes us on his personal journey to save the lives of newborn babies.Nearly four million babies die every year in the world in their first month of life (the newborn period):99.9% of these take place in low & middle income countries and are mostly preventableThese newborn deaths account for 40% of under 5 year childhood mortality - these deaths exceed the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS and are just as preventable Two-thirds of these deaths could be averted with basic, affordable solutions, using life-saving approaches and technologies that have been known and tested for several decades, yet these are inaccessible or inappropriate or in low and middle income countries, where almost all these deaths occur. The research and investment is totally skewed towards developed economies and not into low-cost and appropriate solutions. What alternative solutions exist?
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