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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2014, Article ID 986716, 11 pages
Research Article

Challenges and Frugal Remedies for Lowering Facility Based Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity: A Comparative Study

1Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ, UK
2Departments of Community Health and Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, PMB 12003, Lagos 101001, Nigeria
3Department of Paediatrics, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, PMB 228, Abuja 900001, Nigeria
4Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre Nguru, Nguru 630001, Nigeria
5Federal Medical Centre Owerri, Owerri 460001, Nigeria
6Department of Paediatrics, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Abakaliki 480001, Nigeria
7Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, Lokoja 260001, Nigeria
8University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 1111, Benin-City 300001, Nigeria

Received 24 March 2014; Revised 19 June 2014; Accepted 1 July 2014; Published 22 July 2014

Academic Editor: Naveed Hussain

Copyright © 2014 Hippolite O. Amadi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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