A Decade of Change for Newborn Survival

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According to the Healthy Newborn Network, Health Policy and Planning recently published a supplement, A Decade of Change for Newborn Survival, that shares a multi-country analysis of the changes in newborn care and survival from 2000-2010.  The supplement also includes 5 detailed country case studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, and Uganda) focused on the process of taking solutions to scale.

It was authored by over 60 health experts with contributions from an additional 90 experts and coordinated by Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program. These analyses took over 3 years, using multiple data streams and new approaches to standardizing qualitative data regarding policy and program change.

The five detailed country case studies demonstrate that changing the trajectory for newborn survival is possible even in challenging settings when focus is placed on reaching the poorest families with the most effective interventions. Low-income countries, such as Bangladesh, Malawi and Nepal, that are on track to meet the 2015 target of Millennium Development Goal 4 have reduced newborn deaths at about double the rate that their neighbors have…

Learn more on the Healthy Newborn Network.

The papers in the supplement are open-access and can be accessed through the links below:

  1. Newborn survival: changing the trajectory over the next decade
  2. Newborn survival: a multicountry analysis of a decade of change
  3. Benchmarks to measure readiness to integrate and scale up newborn survival interventions
  4. Newborn Survival in Bangladesh
  5. Newborn Survival in Nepal
  6. Newborn Survival in Pakistan
  7. Newborn Survival in Malawi
  8. Newborn Survival in Uganda