New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children: An Example of Methods of Baby-Saving Work in Small Towns and Rural Districts United States Childrens Bureau

ISBN: 9781332243686

Published: September 27th 2015

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28 pages


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New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children: An Example of Methods of Baby-Saving Work in Small Towns and Rural Districts  by  United States Childrens Bureau

New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children: An Example of Methods of Baby-Saving Work in Small Towns and Rural Districts by United States Childrens Bureau
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Excerpt from New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children: An Example of Methods of Baby-Saving Work in Small Towns and Rural DistrictsSir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a report concerning the work of the New Zealand Society forMoreExcerpt from New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children: An Example of Methods of Baby-Saving Work in Small Towns and Rural DistrictsSir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a report concerning the work of the New Zealand Society for the Health of Women and Children.Through the courtesy of the State Department the work of the society was brought to the attention of this bureau by a report of the American consul general at Auckland, Mr.

William A. Prickitt. The infant mortality rate of New Zealand has been for some time recognized as the lowest of any country in the world and it is stated that recent further reductions are due in large measure to the activity of this society. As an example of its value, the consul general states that the work of the society has reduced infant mortality in Dunedin, a residential city of about 60,000 inhabitants, 50 percent during five years, from 1907 to 1912.

Because of the absence of adequate birth and death registration in the United States, the infant death rate of this country, as a whole, is unknown, but estimates tend to show that it is at least twice the rate in New Zealand, which the registrar general of that country reported in 1912 to be 51 per 1,000. New Zealand, like certain of our States, is a young and vigorous country with a scattered population and with no large cities, and there is every reason to believe that similar volunteer effort in this country would produce similar results.

In view of the marked and growing interest in the preservation of infant health in the smaller cities and rural communities of the United States, I believe that the following account of the methods of the New Zealand society is especially timely. It will be seen that public interest is strongly enlisted in its efforts. Seventy volunteer committees in as many districts maintain the educational and nursing work in conjunction with the central office, and the Government itself assists in various ways.

The detailed statement which follows is not offered for the purpose of urging exact reproduction of the New Zealand organization, but rather to stimulate interest in working out whatever methods are practicable locally for securing the same results which New Zealand secures.This report has been prepared by Mrs.

Etta R. Goodwin, of the Childrens Bureau.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

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