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Posted by Ekene Onu on June 28, 2010 · 4,267 Comments
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Very nice and interesting Video.Keep it up!
Infact, the reasons for child mortality or fatality is a kind of issue we youth shud knw clearly…child mortality can be defined as a situation whereby young children die at a tender age..mostly,dis is caused by the government,parents and unfavourable condition of the weather itself.
*government causes this by nt providing social amenities like pipe borne water,gud roads which in turn may cause death tru drinking of contaminated water.
*this is caused by parents too when children are subjectd to drug abuse and so on,sinx there are many things being exposd to on the road..like factories unwantd gases and so on.
*if the weather condition is nt favourable,it may eventually lead to child mortality.,.thanx emzor…mreova,i dnt knw much of ur product b4 buh nw i cud boost of knwing emvite super,paracetamol and so on..dnt wory cos am gona be curious abou knwing ur product by visiting ur web..(*_*)..
Checked out the statistics of infant mortality in nigeria alone and began to panic. The first 5 years are indeed crucial. Malaria and malnutrition are two colossal challenges children face. I think mothers need to be well educated on child mortality because without their help, the struggle is in vain.
Children are very fragile beings. The exploitation of children through begging, child prostitution, heavy domestic work and so on should be frowned upon by any sincere government. Food, drugs and preferencial treatment should be given to children and pregnant women. Free basic education for children is not left out. Only when these conditions are met will we be able to minimize child mortality. Emzor rocks!
I would like to add that the issue of child mortality especially in a developing country like ours can be drastically reduced by one very important factor among others, and it is EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING!- feeding a child with breastmilk ONLY, for the first 6months of life. Its benefits are numerous and cannot be overemphasied, among which include: complete protection from childhood diseases and lower incidence to allergies in later life. It ehances brain development and thus high intelligence quotient. E.t.c i cant begin to list the numerous benefits of breastfeeding a child adequately but i think it is the cheapest, easiest most effective means of reducing child mortality. Thanks!
Interesting video… child mortality is indeed an important topic especially since children are dying of entirely preventable and treatable conditions. Malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea account for 60% of all children under the age of five deaths in Nigeria with an additional 26% due to neonatal causes. There are existing interventions for all these conditions- insecticide treated bednets, oral rehydration solution plus zinc for diarrhea and antibiotics for pneumonia, it is important to spread the news and save lives! Of note, HIV only accounts for 5% of U5 deaths in Nigeria.
Care seeking behavior is low in Nigeria, the recent statistics are really disheartening: only 13% of mothers exclusively breastfeed their infants <6 months old, 48% of children with pneumonia sought appropriate care, 41% of children had measles immunization, etc. Nigeria has the 2nd highest number of child deaths in the world, 2nd only to India! It's time to mobilize our resources, educate our mothers and communities and utilize the existing interventions!
In case you're interested the other causes of child death in Nigeria are measles- 6% of deaths, Injuries- 2% and others- 1%.
Poverty! Poverty!! And yet again poverty!!! Big factor i tell you!….
Even apart 4rm poverty. Most parents,evn wealthy, hardly v time 2 monitor their kid’s health. Its mostly due 2 negligence n d reliance of people on local herbs n self medication.
Esan yeah i agree wif u on that buh how many rich parents depend on herbal medicine(which is kinda nice) and self medication???….
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