Bill &Amp; Melinda Gates Foundation Spotlights Innovations To Save Mothers, Children

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"The goal is to achieve a world that is not only healthier but also more prosperous and equitable."

That's the takeaway from a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which outlines seven "low-cost and readily implementable innovations" that could save millions of lives by reducing maternal and newborn mortality rates, the Guardian reports.

"These innovations encompass interventions aimed at reducing postpartum haemorrhage, combating malnutrition, improving survival rates for infants, replenishing iron reserves during pregnancy, fostering fetal lung development, diminishing maternal infections, and monitoring high-risk pregnancies," the report states, per Science Nigeria.

"These steps are essential to usher in a healthier, more prosperous, and equitable world," the foundation's CEO, Melinda Gates, says in a statement.

The report notes that the world is "falling behind" in its quest to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to slash maternal and newborn mortality rates by a third by the end of 2018.

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