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Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN

13 November 2015

Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reports. […]

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Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

18 October 2015

From October 18-21, the Secretariat of Health of Mexico and 15 other convening partners in Mexico City […]

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Webinar: Recommendations on Improving Preterm Birth Outcomes

14 October 2015

Every Newborn hosted a webinar on October 12th on WHO’s recently released Recommendations on Improving Preterm Birth […]

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    Steps to take for healthy mothers and babies
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    Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014
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    The 2014 Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
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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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