Black Infant Mortality

“Black American Genocide: Obstetrical Lynching”

The Elders of Sankofa Radio Broadcast group and guests will discuss the disproportionate deaths of African American mothers and their babies despite what should be the best healthcare services in the world.

While we are learning more about this we will focus on strategies to prevent such deaths.

The African Ancestry Ma’at principle of Truth; the Nguzo Saba principle, Kujichagulia, self-determination are important concepts for our survival.

The conversation host is Janine James MD. Co-hosts are Sister Dee Dee Conley and Bro. Kwasi Mwalimu Horace Craft. Guest consists of a team of leading MDs and health experts relating to infant mortality, prenatal care, and pediatrics, Wendy Wilcox, MD, Dr. Pat McManus, Myrtis Sullivan MD, and Washington Hill, MD.

The Elders of Sankofa Radio Broadcast is an affiliate of the Black Reality Think Tank Radio Network.

A LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE FOR BLACK MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN

SANKOFA COUNSIL OF MILWAUKEE PRODUCTION

“LET THE ELDERS SPEAK”

The Black Reality Think Tank’s Weekend Edition Part 2 will dialogue with a powerful “Queen Mother,” (Dr, Janine James) who is an MD and has delivered over 3000 babies during her 40-year career. She will be interviewed by Brother Alfonzo Watkins, Executive Director of the Sankofa Council of Milwaukee on issues of infant mortality and nurturing our children in the Womb through Birth and Beyond.

Infant mortality is a key measure of a nation’s health, reflecting socioeconomic conditions, maternal health, public health practices, and access to high-quality medical care, among other factors. Major causes of infant mortality include birth defects, low birth weight, and preterm birth, maternal pregnancy complications, and sudden infant death syndrome.

The mortality rate among black infants is high—more than double the rate for white and Asian groups.

The program host is Dr. William Rogers.

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