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Newborns highlighted at UNGA and the launch of new Global Strategy

26 September 2015

Newborns were at the forefront of the Launch of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ […]

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Launch of the Every Woman, Every Newborn supplement

16 September 2015

New series in BMC Pregnacy and Childbirth on improving quality of care for mothers and newborn. The […]

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Newborn deaths now account for 45% of under-five mortality

14 September 2015

The world has made huge progress in reducing child mortality – but the great remaining challenge is […]

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A Call to Action for Newborn Health

27 August 2015

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, vowed to end preventable deaths of women, newborns and children […]

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An action plan to end preventable deaths

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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. .


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