EVERY NEWBORN IN ACTION

The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was launched 30th June 2014 based on evidence published in The Lancet Every Newborn Series and also wider consultation with member states and multiple organizations and individuals. The Plan is supported by a World Health Assembly Resolution and aims to support countries to reach a target of Every Newborn movement aims to support government leadership, the actions of policymakers and program managers and the ENAP provides technical guidance to inform the sharpening of newborn strategies and plans in the context of existing health sector plans and RMNCH strategies.

To better support implementation in countries, the Every Newborn movement will focus on the three streams of work that have been prioritized notably:

(1) Country Implementation: to orient and support action in countries; identify and respond to technical support needs to ensure that the proposed strategies and evidence are translated into action; and track progress in countries.

(2) Advocacy: to strengthen and track maternal and newborn health advocacy efforts globally and in countries.

(3) Data and Metrics: to improve and institutionalize metrics to track coverage and impact based on the goals and targets of the ENAP and the five strategic objectives.

Research will be cross cutting these groups. These working groups will be comprised of a core team including the group leads a small core group of partners. Representatives from low and middle-income countries, professional associations, and maternal health experts will be included in the working groups. Some groups will have task teams or sub committees consisting of additional partners and linking to other activities. To ensure the activities of these working groups are aligned and link, a management team is in regular contact and some members sit on multiple groups.

For an overview of progress, please see the Every Newborn Progress Report: May 2015.

To learn more about what we are doing, please view the Every Newborn webinars.A webinar on the country implementation efforts also provides more details. The next webinar will be focused on Every Newborn data and metrics on 11 March 2015.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact [email protected].