Helping Babies Survive & Thrive

Helping Babies Survive & Thrive
20 April, 2015

The five-day Dhaka, Bangladesh workshop took place, in part, to introduce Asian Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) countries to the newest Helping Babies Survive training modules—Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB)—as well as the previously introduced Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB).

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East africa community launches rmnch scorecard

EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY LAUNCHES RMNCH SCORECARD
16 April, 2015

The RMNCH Scorecard was launched at the 2nd Health Ministers and Parliamentarians’ Forum held in Kampala, Uganda. The Forum brought together EAC Ministers responsible for health, selected parliamentarians, academics and development partners.

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Groundbreaking Research on Newborn Infections Released

Groundbreaking Research on Newborn Infections Released
02 April, 2015

New evidence from trials in Asia and Africa shows that treating severe newborn infections closer to home with fewer antibiotic injections could save lives by increasing access to care when hospitalization is not possible.

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Every Newborn Webinar: Update from Metrics Group

Every Newborn Webinar: Update from Metrics Group
11 March, 2015

The Every Newborn Metrics Group hosted a webinar with over 80 participants to provide an overview of the status of their work and the Metrics Improvement Plan and discussion of how this plan links with other metrics work.

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  • Helping Babies Survive & Thrive
  • East africa community launches rmnch scorecard
  • Groundbreaking Research on Newborn Infections Released
  • Every Newborn Webinar: Update from Metrics Group
Helping Babies Survive & Thrive
  • Helping Babies Survive & Thrive
    20 April, 2015

    The five-day Dhaka, Bangladesh workshop took place, in part, to introduce Asian Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) countries to the newest Helping Babies Survive training modules—Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB)—as well as the previously introduced Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB).

    Read the full story >>
East africa community launches rmnch scorecard
  • East Africa Community Launches Regional Reproductive, Maternal Newborn and Child Health Scorecard
    16 April, 2015

    The RMNCH Scorecard was launched at the 2nd Health Ministers and Parliamentarians’ Forum held in Kampala, Uganda. The Forum brought together EAC Ministers responsible for health, selected parliamentarians, academics and development partners.

    Read the full story >>
Groundbreaking Research on Newborn Infections Released
  • Groundbreaking Research on Newborn Infections Released
    02 April, 2015

    More than 200 experts from 25 countries, civil society organizations, the private sector, and international organizations gathered in Delhi for the two-day consultation to update the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

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International Conference of Neonatology
  • International Conference of Neonatology
    08 March, 2015

    Leading neonatologists and pediatricians from Qatar, India, the United States, and across Nepal participated in the International Conference on Neonatology at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharal, Nepal.

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What's new

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    CONFERENCE Global MNH 2015
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    MNH Ebola Guidance
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    National actions to end maternal & newborn deaths
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    Breastfeeding longer could save NHS £40m a year
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    Leaving no one behind
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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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    pour sauver les bébés prématurés
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    Immunizations and the Newborn
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    Maternal Mortality Reduction Goals in Nigeria
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    Politics of breastfeeding
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    Country Action Kits and Other tools
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    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

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.