Every Newborn Webinar: An update for regional and country partners

Save the Children/ Sanjana Shrestha
11 February, 2015

The Every Newborn Country Implementation Group hosted a webinar to update regional and country partners of activities to date and planned activities. The Every Newborn Metrics group will host the next webinar on 11 March 2015.

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Breakthrough for Breastfeeding in Pakistan

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13 January, 2015

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Pakistan enacted the Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Bill 2015 on January 9, 2015. The new piece of legislation makes it mandatory for manufacturers to conspicuously write on milk packages in bold characters that “MOTHER’S MILK IS BEST FOR YOUR BABY AND HELPS IN PREVENTING DIARRHOEA AND OTHER ILLNESSES.” The law makes it mandatory for health workers to support breastfeeding and stops them from promoting any alternative products.

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$100,000 prize to reduce child mortality goes to KMC and Portable Ultrasounds

Anne Geddes photo
10 December 2014 ¦ Miami, Florida

Two projects have been selected to receive $50,000 each that will go toward interventions aimed at reducing child mortality and evaluating the impact of their work in saving lives. CappSci’s Data for Life Prize was announced earlier this year as a global open-call for individuals and organizations to submit effective but under-recognized interventions for children under-five that deserve more rigorous study. Both projects showcase low-cost ways to save newborn lives in developing countries

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Every Newborn Metrics Technical Consultation

Anne Geddes photo
3-4 December, 2014 ¦ Ferney Voltaire, France

More than 60 technical experts came to work together on the Every Newborn action plan core indicators. The meeting, hosted by World Health Organization and co-chaired with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will inform a multi-partner plan to increase use of existing impact and coverage indicators and improve relevant metrics to meet the Every Newborn metrics milestone for 2020.

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  • Every Newborn Webinar: An update for regional and country partners
  • Breakthrough for Breastfeeding in Pakistan
  • $100,000 Prize to Reduce Child Mortality Awarded to Portable Ultrasounds and "Kangaroo" Care
  • Every Newborn Metrics Technical Consultation
Every Newborn Webinar: An update for regional and country partners
  • Save the Children/ Sanjana Shrestha
    11 February, 2015

    The Every Newborn Country Implementation Group hosted a webinar to update regional and country partners of activities to date and planned activities. The Every Newborn Metrics group will host the next webinar on 11 March 2015.

    Read the full story >>
Breakthrough for Breastfeeding in Pakistan
  • mnch_img_1950
    13 January, 2015

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Pakistan enacted the Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Bill 2015 on January 9, 2015. The new piece of legislation makes it mandatory for manufacturers to conspicuously write on milk packages in bold characters that “MOTHER’S MILK IS BEST FOR YOUR BABY AND HELPS IN PREVENTING DIARRHOEA AND OTHER ILLNESSES.” The law makes it mandatory for health workers to support breastfeeding and stops them from promoting any alternative products.

    Read the full story >>
$100,000 prize to reduce child mortality goes to KMC and Portable Ultrasounds
  • mnch_img_1950
    10 December 2014¦ Miami, Florida

    Two projects have been selected to receive $50,000 each that will go toward interventions aimed at reducing child mortality and evaluating the impact of their work in saving lives. CappSci’s Data for Life Prize was announced earlier this year as a global open-call for individuals and organizations to submit effective but under-recognized interventions for children under-five that deserve more rigorous study. Both projects showcase low-cost ways to save newborn lives in developing countries.

    Read the full story >>
Every Newborn Metrics Technical Consultation
  • Anne Geddes photo
    3-4 December, 2014 ¦ Ferney Voltaire, France

    More than 60 technical experts came to work together on the Every Newborn action plan core indicators. The meeting, hosted by World Health Organization and co-chaired with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will inform a multi-partner plan to increase use of existing impact and coverage indicators and improve relevant metrics to meet the Every Newborn metrics milestone for 2020.

    Read the full story >>

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    Neonatal nurses
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    Giving birth in the DRC

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  • icon WHO
    Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014
  • icon WHO
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  • 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
    Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014
  • icon WHO
    The 2014 Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
  • 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.