$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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Ethiopia launches the Lancet Every Newborn Series

Anne Geddes photoSven Torfinn/Panos/H4+
3 December 2014 ¦ Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

In Ethiopia, an estimated 84,400 newborns die within the first month of birth and an additional 78,000 are still-born, while 13,000 mothers die each year. In spite of this, The Lancet Every Newborn Series says the country is currently ranked 5th globally, as having the greatest potential to save maternal pre-natal and neo-natal lives by 2015. At the series launch in Addis Ababa, the Ministry of Health and other international agencies lauded the countries success but cautioned that more still needs to be done.

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The 10th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care: Hope for All Babies

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17 November 2014 ¦ Kigali, Rwanda

The Ministry of Health in Rwanda welcomed over 200 experts, researchers, policy makers and stakeholders to the 10th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). The 3-day conference, organized in collaboration with Rwanda Paediatric Association, seeks to encourage research and exchange experiences and knowledge among countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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  • $100,000 Prize to Reduce Child Mortality Awarded to Portable Ultrasounds and "Kangaroo" Care
  • Every Newborn Metrics Technical Consultation
  • Ethiopia launches the Lancet Every Newborn Series
  • The 10th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care: Hope for All Babies
$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 >>
Ethiopia launches the Lancet Every Newborn Series
  • Anne Geddes photoSven Torfinn/Panos/H4+
    3 December 2014 ¦ Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

    In Ethiopia, an estimated 84,400 newborns die within the first month of birth and an additional 78,000 are still-born, while 13,000 mothers die each year. In spite of this, The Lancet Every Newborn Series says the country is currently ranked 5th globally, as having the greatest potential to save maternal pre-natal and neo-natal lives by 2015. At the series launch in Addis Ababa, the Ministry of Health and other international agencies lauded the countries success but cautioned that more still needs to be done.

    Read the full story >>
The 10th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care: Hope for All Babies
  • mnch_img_1950
    17 November 2014 ¦ Kigali, Rwanda

    The Ministry of Health in Rwanda welcomed over 200 experts, researchers, policy makers and stakeholders to the 10th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). The 3-day conference, organized in collaboration with Rwanda Paediatric Association, seeks to encourage research and exchange experiences and knowledge among countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

    Read the full story >>

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  • 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.