Health and Healthcare

Antibiotics, childbirth, and maternal and infant mortality

Antibiotics’ effectiveness led many healthcare providers to overprescribe them, and people now frequently take them when they shouldn’t. Image: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Anthony Costello

Director of Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization.

Stefan. S Peterson

Chief of Health, UNICEF


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