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'Poor sanitation conditions killing mothers, newborns'

Zee News, 14 December 2014


London: Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world, shows a new study.


In a flagship paper, 16 researchers from various organisations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef), have made some vital suggestions for fighting the menace.


"We have known since Victorian times about the importance of clean water and good hygiene in birth. Yet, today tens of thousands of mothers will be giving birth in places where doctors and midwives, if present, do not have access to clean water," said Yael Velleman, senior policy analyst, sanitation and health, at WaterAid. Read more....