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15 January 2009 - UNICEF flagship report: Modern birthing practices make Kyrgyzstan ‘baby-friendly’

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© UNICEF video/2009

This 26-year-old mother is encouraged to keep her newborn with her after delivery to encourage immediate breastfeeding. Such practises are new to Kyrgyzstan's maternity wards.

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Duration: 2:54

Keywords: UNICEF, children, State of the World’s Children, breastfeeding, labour, delivery, pregnancy, maternal mortality

Main shooting locations: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Main sequences: UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2009’, addresses the persistent problem of maternal and newborn mortality. Investments in new equipment and modern birthing techniques are helping Kyrgyzstan adopt more child-friendly standards in its hospitals and tackle the country’s high maternal mortality rate. 

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