September 25, 2014
Written by mHealth Alliance and Life-Saving Commodities and Neonatal Resuscitation Technical Reference Team
Each year, approximately four million babies do not survive the first month of life. The majority of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For 23% of these deaths, death is attributed to birth asphyxia, which is the failure to initiate and sustain breathing at birth.a For the majority, death is avoidable since knowledge of basic interventions already exists, but the right resources do not reach the most at-risk communities.
Innovations such as mHealth improve the availability of lifesaving commodities to these children.
See mHealth and Neonatal Resuscitation interventions, applications and approaches to learn more.