USANA 1st webinar

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Dear colleagues

We hope you are all well and safe during these extraordinary times as we face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic! Many lives have been lost and millions around the world have suffered ill health. Vulnerability has taken on new meaning in previously robust contexts and countries. Despite Covid, we cannot lose focus on improving the lives of our most vulnerable, our neonates, and would appreciate your ongoing assistance in doing so. 

Since the 5TH Biennial USANA congress were postponed to 10-12 September 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic, the USANA executive committee decided to offer two 2hour webinars free of charge to USANA members.

During the Millennium Development Goal era, 2000 to 2015, the under-five(U5) mortality rate was reduced by 53%. Despite this success in 2018 an estimated 5,3million children died in the first 5 years of life with almost half of these dying in the first month of life. The 2019 UN IGME Global Child Mortality report showed Neonatal deaths cause 47% of all U5 deaths and looking at the newborn death distribution, that Intrapartum-related problems are responsible for 24% of those neonatal deaths. This is unfortunately an even higher percentage in South Africa. The ‘NAPEMMCo 2017-19 Report’ showed “Hypoxia” to be the cause of 32,3% of all >1000g Neonatal deaths in South Africa. Optimizing our neonatal management for those with intra-partum related problems is thus very important, not only trying to prevent those deaths, but more importantly to ty improve the outcome of those babies

Dr Niki de la Harpe 

Chair: USANA 2022 Conference

Prof Dini Mawela

USANA President

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