Ghana launches a national newborn health strategy and action plan to speed up the reduction of newborn deaths

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30 July, 2014 ¦ Accra, Ghana

On 30 July 2014, the Ministry of Health in Ghana launched a National Newborn Health Strategy and Action Plan for 2014-2018. The launch was followed by an annual newborn stakeholders meeting to build consensus on operationalizing the national newborn strategy, and brought together all stakeholders to create awareness of the state of newborn health in the country.

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Landmark global action plan outlines strategy to prevent 2.9 million newborn deaths

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The Every Newborn action plan (ENAP) launched today at the Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg shows that investments in quality care at birth could save the lives of 3 million babies and women each year who die needlessly around the world.

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Every Mother, Every Newborn: Ensuring Quality of Care at Birth

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Following the official launch of the Every Newborn action plan at the 3rd Partners’ Forum, the parallel session on Every Mother, Every Newborn focused on the evidence and actions needed to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths. The plan takes forward the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and is an integral part of Every Woman Every Child and inspired by A Promise Renewed.

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The Lancet: Midwifery matters “more than ever”

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23 June, 2014 ¦ London, United Kingdom

In a 5-paper strong series on midwifes launched today by the Lancet , experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide. The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most critical, wide-reaching examination of midwifery ever conducted.

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  • Ghana launches a national newborn health strategy and action plan to speed up the reduction of newborn deaths
  • Landmark global action plan outlines strategy to prevent 2.9 million newborn deaths
  • Every Mother, Every Newborn: Ensuring Quality of Care at Birth
  • The Lancet: Midwifery matters “more than ever”
Ghana launches a national newborn health strategy and action plan to speed up the reduction of newborn deaths
  • mnch_img_1950
    130 July, 2014 ¦ Accra, Ghana

    On 30 July 2014, the Ministry of Health in Ghana launched a National Newborn Health Strategy and Action Plan for 2014-2018. The launch was followed by an annual newborn stakeholders meeting to build consensus on operationalizing the national newborn strategy, and brought together all stakeholders to create awareness of the state of newborn health in the country.

    Read the full story >>
Landmark global action plan outlines strategy to prevent 2.9 million newborn deaths
  • mnch_img_1950

    The Every Newborn action plan (ENAP) launched today at the Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg shows that investments in quality care at birth could save the lives of 3 million babies and women each year who die needlessly around the world.

    Read the full story >>
Every Mother, Every Newborn: Ensuring Quality of Care at Birth
  • Anne Geddes photo

    Following the official launch of the Every Newborn action plan at the 3rd Partners’ Forum, the parallel session on Every Mother, Every Newborn focused on the evidence and actions needed to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths. The plan takes forward the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and is an integral part of Every Woman Every Child and inspired by A Promise Renewed.

    Read the full story >>
The Lancet: Midwifery matters “more than ever”
  • mnch_img_1950
    23 June, 2014 ¦ London, United Kingdom

    In a 5-paper strong series on midwifes launched today by the Lancet , experts urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide. The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most critical, wide-reaching examination of midwifery ever conducted.

    Read the full story >>

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    Immunizations and the Newborn
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    Maternal Mortality Reduction Goals in Nigeria
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    Advancing Breastfeeding
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    Politics of breastfeeding
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    Country Action Kits and Other tools
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    DRAFT ACTION PLAN
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    Newborn Numbers
  • icon people
    World Contraception Day
  • icon people
    Neonatal nurses
  • icon people
    Where infants die,
    new mums live
  • icon people
    Giving birth in the DRC

What's new

  • icon WHO
    Immunizations and the Newborn
  • icon WHO
    Maternal Mortality Reduction Goals in Nigeria
  • icon WHO
    Advancing Breastfeeding
  • icon WHO
    Politics of breastfeeding
  • icon WHO
    Country Action Kits and Other tools
  • icon WHO
    DRAFT ACTION PLAN
  • icon computer
    Newborn Numbers
  • icon people
    World Contraception Day
  • icon people
    Neonatal nurses
  • icon people
    Where infants die,
    new mums live
  • icon people
    Giving birth in the DRC

What's new

  • icon WHO
    Immunizations and the Newborn
  • icon WHO
    Maternal Mortality Reduction Goals in Nigeria
  • icon WHO
    Advancing Breastfeeding
  • icon WHO
    Politics of breastfeeding
  • icon WHO
    Country Action Kits and Other tools
  • icon WHO
    DRAFT ACTION PLAN
  • icon computer
    Newborn Numbers
  • icon people
    World Contraception Day
  • icon people
    Neonatal nurses
  • icon people
    Where infants die,
    new mums live
  • icon people
    Giving birth in the DRC
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EVERY NEWBORN

An action plan to end preventable deaths

Every Newborn Image© Photo Credit / 2013 Newborns now account for 44% of the 18,000 children under age five dying every day. Nearly 2.9 million newborns die each year, and an additional 2.6 million babies are stillborn. We now know how to reduce at least two thirds of these deaths.

Addressing newborn survival requires clear consensus on evidence, strategies and actions by a broad community of partners. Every Newborn brings together everyone who has a part to play. The preparation was guided by the advice of experts and partners, led by WHO and UNICEF, and by the outcome of several multi-stakeholder consultations and a web-based consultation with more than 300 comments. The plan takes into account all inputs as well as findings from The Lancet Every Newborn Series published in May 2014. Discussed at the 67th World Health Assembly, Member States endorsed the document and made firm commitments to put in practice recommended actions. The Director General has been requested to monitor progress towards the achievement of the global goal and targets and report periodically to the Health Assembly until 2030. By the time Every Newborn is launched in June 2014, dialogues around the plan and actions to support implementation will have been initiated in many countries and among all relevant constituencies. In reality, Every Newborn is about ACTION with a plan.

EVERY NEWBORN

An action plan to end preventable deaths

Every Newborn Image© Photo Credit / 2013 Newborns now account for 44% of the 18,000 children under age five dying every day. Nearly 2.9 million newborns die each year, and an additional 2.6 million babies are stillborn. We now know how to reduce at least two thirds of these deaths.

Addressing newborn survival requires clear consensus on evidence, strategies and actions by a broad community of partners. Every Newborn brings together everyone who has a part to play. The preparation was guided by the advice of experts and partners, led by WHO and UNICEF, and by the outcome of several multi-stakeholder consultations and a web-based consultation with more than 300 comments. The plan takes into account all inputs as well as findings from The Lancet Every Newborn Series published in May 2014. Discussed at the 67th World Health Assembly, Member States endorsed the document and made firm commitments to put in practice recommended actions. The Director General has been requested to monitor progress towards the achievement of the global goal and targets and report periodically to the Health Assembly until 2030. By the time Every Newborn is launched in June 2014, dialogues around the plan and actions to support implementation will have been initiated in many countries and among all relevant constituencies. In reality, Every Newborn is about ACTION with a plan.