Infant Mortality Research Study

Infant Mortality Research Study

It might not come as a big surprise, however the latest health research has confirmed an important fact.   The survival chances of sick new born African babies depends largely on the ages and educational level of their parents particularly the mothers.

The findings of this health studies have indicated the ages and educational levels of moms and other predictors are crucial determinants in the success of ill new-born infants in certain districts in the North Region. The analysis, beneath the endothelial Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND). Study, also revealed there had been an increased probability of infant mortality related to mothers that had been in polygamous marriages, and also people whose siblings had less schooling and willed the most powerful voice in deciding to look for ill babies.

Covering the period between August 2014 and February 2017, the analysis discovered 211 neonatal deaths and 87 near-misses over the four districts together with half of all deaths happening from the East Mamprusi district from the North Region. The analysis, conducted to determine the aspects that differentiate between neonatal deaths and also near-misses over four districts of North Ghana -Sissala East, Kassena-Nankana East and West and East Mamprusi- revealed that mothers who didn’t seek antenatal care, didn’t possess a skilled birth attendant and that didn’t look outside the house for baby’s sickness run the possibility of dropping their new-borns. Annually, near 3 million infants die before age of one month while many others endure life-threatening issues but endure, called ‘near-misses’.

The study from Cheryl A. Moyer and Katherine H. James in the University of Michigan Medical School and John Williams of the Navrongo Health Research Centre discovered the “most important factors related to seeking care outside the house were maternal maternal mothers and ages with the most powerful voice at care-seeking determination”   There have been other pieces of research that have confirmed this and you can find some documentation on international news sites like the BBC, check this.

According to the analysis, the findings indicated that the significance of schooling in forcing proper healthcare seeking, in addition to the demand for community-driven interventions to deal with immediate care-seeking. The study thus supplied evidence of a causal pathway in which girls with the most powerful voice about care-seeking because of their sick infants raised the probability of their success and reduced the likelihood of new-born passing.

Is Netflix Worth it for Kids ?

For several years now I’ve been paying a small fortune in cable bills for hundreds of TV stations that I never watch. I had presumed though that my children were at least making use of this expense, but I recently discovered that the most watched channel on my TV was actually the two free BBC kids ones. Which are easy to access even from Ireland using this method for the BBC iPlayer.

So after reviewing my options I decided to save myself this bill and look for alternatives to provide some entertainment for my children at a more affordable price. I had a range of multimedia devices but the two that seemed to work best were a little device called the Roku and the WiiU my children’s favorite games console. There are lots of other devices like the Playstation and Xbox that would work just as well.

My first port of call was the Amazon service that was called Love Film but is now bundled with a membership for Amazon Prime. A free trial was on offer (which is easily cancelled) and I decided to try it out for a month. First of all the interface on the WiiU is awful, there seems to be a huge amount of lag when you select anything or press a key. There’s quite a lot of content on it but nothing that brilliant, most of the latest stuff you have to pay for though to stream. It’s probably worth a look but the interface on the WiiU put me right off as it’s a nightmare to use. If you have access on something else like your TV or Xbox perhaps it will work better – it costs about £72 a year but that it includes all the fast Amazon delivery if you buy lots from them.

Next I checked out Netflix, which worked both on my WiiU and the Roku, slightly prefer the WiiU as you can use the gamepad and screen to browse when someone is watching something else. Be warned though there are lots of different country versions of Netflix and the US one is by far the best – watch this if you want access – How to Get US Netflix. The cost is £5.99 a month and there’s a huge amount of choice.

There’s nothing absolutely new, but hundreds of complete series that you can get your money’s worth – we’ve watched loads of UK series we’d missed, Lost (all 70 odd episodes), Grimm and a load of others. There’s really an awful lot of content and lots of films from about 12 months plus – neat little system to find and recommend. Well worth the investment and I have watched more on Netflix for £5.99 than I ever did on my £69 monthly subscription to SKY TV. It is worth investigating the different versions though, there’s loads more content on the American version and being able to switch countries is most useful – I did it by changing the DNS settings on my router using a Smart DNS service like this video shows.

Details of Applicable State Law

VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION OF NONPUBLIC NURSERY SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS

    1. As used in this Part, school means a nonpublic nursery school or kindergarten organized for the purpose of educating a group or groups of six or more children less than seven years of age, under the supervision of qualified teachers, providing an adequate program of learning activities and maintaining good standards of health and safety.
    2. A school shall be registered by the department upon the submission of satisfactory evidence that it meets the standards set forth in this Part and receives approval after onsite visitation. Registration shall be valid for a period of five years, subject to revocation for cause.
    3. Department staff shall conduct annual visits to schools within the following categories:
      1. schools with registration certificates that will expire during the year
      2. schools operated by new applicants, including schools operated by new owners pursuant to section 125.10(a)(3) of this Part;
      3. schools located in newly constructed or renovated sites; and
      4. schools that require onsite technical assistance to alleviate regulatory non-compliance issues.

Useful Links for internet based learning resources:

There are some great resources online for pre-school children, in Universities, colleges, media companies and broadcasters.   However one of the main problems with accessing them is that they are quite often restricted to specific locations.  This is particularly the case if the content contains any licensed material which can only be distributed under specific conditions.   However there are methods to access this content by hiding your real location and bypassing the blocks, for reference some of these resources are listed below.

Official Home of CBBCChildren’s BBC

The BBC has been a forerunner in supplying educational material online through it’s award winning websites.  Most of the content is split into the appropriate age groups making it very easy to use as classroom material.

UK Television PortalBritish TV Online

There are many UK based TV channels which broadcast the majority of their content online.  From the national broadcaster the BBC, Channels 4 and 5 and ITV  to name but a few.  Most of them have significant amounts of educational material and much of is very high quality.  The private companies do include some advertising between the programmes but this is minimal and often of little relevance outside the UK.

BBC AccessBBC iPlayer Proxy

The BBC is the national broadcaster of the UK, funded entirely by a license fee levied on all citizens who own a TV set.  It has one of the most watched internet sites in the world and includes the world famous BBC iPlayer which re-broadcasts the majority of the channels programmes. There are no adverts included in any of the programmes apart from a few self-promotional clips, you can find out more here too about how to access from outside the UK – http://bbciplayerabroad.co.uk/

German TV

Not just TV but there are many great internet resources on YouTube which are restricted to a German IP address.   This video explains how to use a German proxy to access them.

Netflix

The entertainment giant is of course, well known for providing literally thousands of films, shows and documentaries.  Much of this is fantastic for younger viewers and toddlers, however there is a catch.  Although Netflix is available in quite a few countries, the amount of content varies hugely depending on where you are.  The best one by far is available in the US, but you can access from anywhere by disguising your location.  The best VPN Netflix shows you how to stream directly from the US version irrespective of where your account is located.