In a nutshell infant mortality can briefly be defined as deaths that occur between birth day and one year of life. According to the experts, it can be broadly be classified into two categories namely neo-natal, that happen when death occurs when the baby is less than 28 days, and postnatal that refers to child death between the 28th day and 364th day. The major causes of death at this tender age of life are residential environment, health standards prior to the pregnancy, poor sanitation and hygiene, socioeconomic status, and stress. Reduction of the negative impact of infant mortality is the core purpose for existence of ‘Mother’s Keeper and Child Connoisseur Corporation’ (United States. Children’s Bureau, 2000).
The Corporation’s head office is located in Miami, Florida, United States (US) and also has operation bases in three (3) continents. This operation bases are strategically located in the most affected quarters. The contents are Africa, Asia, and North America. In Asia the corporation operates in Afghanistan. A landlocked country with dry climate characterized by hot summers and cold winters. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infant mortality is rampant with one in five children dying before the age of five and one in every 98 women been victim of pregnancy related complications. Alarming 68% of the population walks to access health facilities and consuming around an hour (Abbott, 2005). The other country is Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), although the country has good climate and prosper in agriculture. The country is still one of the poorest country across the globe and known main offender of human rights manifested by mass rapes (United States’ State Department, 2011). The last country where Mother’s Keeper Maternal and Child Connoisseur has its foot is Haiti. According to United States’ State Department (2011), 60 ...Show more