World Prematurity Day: Global events honour babies born too soon

Anne Geddes photo© Isabel Pinto/PMNCH

Today marks the 4th annual World Prematurity Day, a global movement to highlight the serious problem of preterm birth around the world and call for action. This year, more than 200 countries, non-government organisations, UN agencies and health organisations will participate in activities, with more than 60 countries planning special events that focus on prematurity and premature babies.

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Nigeria launches call to action to save newborn lives

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23-24 October 2014 ¦ Abuja, Nigeria

On 23-24 October 2014, the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria in collaboration with partners hosted over 300 participants at the first ever National Newborn Health Conference and launches a ‘Call to Action’ for saving newborn lives committing to the development of the Nigerian Every Newborn Action Plan

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New Global Initiative Launched to Prevent and Manage Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight Babies

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7 October 2014 ¦ Washington, DC

Every Preemie—SCALE program is a $9 million, five-year award from USAID to expand evidence-based and underutilized preterm birth and low birth weight interventions in 24 priority countries across Africa and Asia. The program is part of the Agency’s global effort to reduce newborn mortality and is being supported by a strategic partnership among Project Concern International, GAPPS and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

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India launches plan to reduce newborn deaths

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18 September 2014 ¦ New Delhi, India

The India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) was launched on 18 September by the Government in response to the country’s unacceptable high burden of newborn mortality. The INAP represents India’s renewed commitment to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths and reduce maternal deaths, based on the latest evidence on effective, life-saving interventions.

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  • World Prematurity Day: Global events honour babies born too soon
  • Nigeria launches call to action to save newborn lives
  • New Global Initiative Launched to Prevent and Manage Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight Babies
  • India launches plan to reduce newborn deaths
World Prematurity Day: Global events honour babies born too soon
  • Anne Geddes photoIsabel Pinto/PMNCH

    Today marks the 4th annual World Prematurity Day, a global movement to highlight the serious problem of preterm birth around the world and call for action. This year, more than 200 countries, non-government organisations, UN agencies and health organisations will participate in activities, with more than 60 countries planning special events that focus on prematurity and premature babies.

    Read the full story >>
Nigeria launches call to action to save newborn lives
  • mnch_img_1950© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2928/Nesbitt
    23-24 October 2014 ¦ Abuja, Nigeria

    On 23-24 October 2014, the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria in collaboration with partners hosted over 300 participants at the first ever National Newborn Health Conference, “Make Every Nigerian Newborn Count: Renew the momentum for newborn survival”. The Acting Minister of Health, on behalf of President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, launched a ‘Call to Action’ for saving newborn lives and committed to the development of the Nigerian Every Newborn Action Plan (NENAP)

    Read the full story >>
New Global Initiative Launched to Prevent and Manage Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight Babies
  • Anne Geddes photoMamaye/E4A
    7 October 2014 ¦ Washington, DC

    Every Preemie—SCALE program is a $9 million, five-year award from USAID to expand evidence-based and underutilized preterm birth and low birth weight interventions in 24 priority countries across Africa and Asia. The program is part of the Agency’s global effort to reduce newborn mortality and is being supported by a strategic partnership among Project Concern International, GAPPS and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

    Read the full story >>
India launches plan to reduce newborn deaths
  • mnch_img_1950© 2007 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
    18 September, 2014 ¦ New Delhi, India

    The India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) was launched on 18 September by the Government in response to the country’s unacceptable high burden of newborn mortality. The INAP represents India’s renewed commitment to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths and reduce maternal deaths, based on the latest evidence on effective, life-saving interventions.

    Read the full story >>

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    Country Action Kits and Other tools
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    World Contraception Day
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    Neonatal nurses
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    Where infants die,
    new mums live
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    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

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 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.