Newborn Deaths Worldwide Twitter Chat Summary – Read and Take Action

Newborn Deaths Worldwide Twitter Chat Summary – Read and Take Action

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While newborn deaths are tragic in the United States, there are many areas in the world, while no less tragic, newborn deaths are a common occurrence. I attended on Twitter chat on July 8, 2013 to learn more about newborn deaths from the experts and find out what can be done to help prevent them.

Newborn Deaths - So important to survive the first day

Some of the people and organizations that you should know about in this chat and that are very knowledgable in the area of newborn death are:

  • @gdarmsta – Leader of the family health division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • @jenniferjames – Founder and CEO of Social Good Moms
  • @askwhypoverty – A groundbreaking project to get people talking about poverty
  • @Genesisfndn – Providers of critical medical support to underprivileged children

Some of the most important tweets (to see more search #newborn2013 on Twitter):

Worldwide 42 babies in every 1000 die before their first birthday #newborn2013 #whypoverty

— Why Poverty? (@askwhypoverty)

 

Did you know 1 out of 4 children who die in the world die in #India? #IRPIndia #childhealth #newborn2013 #MNCH #SocialGoodMoms — Sandy D. (@dacotahsgirl)

Kangaroo Care can help prevent newborn deaths

Take action against newborn deaths

Thank you for reading about this important cause. It isn’t easy reading about newborn deaths. Please follow the many people that tweeted and click on the link in the bolded tweet above to take action to end newborn deaths around the world.

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Comments

  1. This is a great recap! It seemed to go by so fast in the moment. It’s nice to see what I may have missed.

  2. Thanks for the information, Jennifer. Next time I’d like to be a part of the chat, and I’d also like to be more active in spreading the word. I”ll follow those people you suggested.

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  1. […] 17. Speaking of embedding, you can embed any tweets you can see on twitter. Look under any tweet where it say reply, retweet, etc. and you will see the word “more”. Click more and one of the options is “Embed Tweet”. Click that and you will get the html to embed the tweet on your blog or website. Check out this post I wrote of embedded tweets from a twitter chat on preventing newborn deaths. […]

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