A baby is a gift, give it a chance

A Social and Behavior Change Communication Campaign shifts community perception of newborn life in Malawi blog by Victoria Lwesha, Senior MCHN Technical Advisor at Save the Children Malawi Featured image: Group Village Headman Saiti from Traditional Authority Chikweo Machinga delivers key messages on newborn life at a community campaign event...

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The 12 most widely downloaded HNN resources in 2016

2016 was an important year for newborn health. Some highlights included new research and guidelines emphasizing the importance of addressing perinatal deaths, managing infections and improving postnatal care, and counting every baby. Seven international professional associations endorsed a joint statement on kangaroo mother care to accelerate its use for small...

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WHO and UNICEF celebrate 25 years of Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative

By Diana Estevez, Consultant, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO.  Featured photo: BFHI Congress participants, Geneva – October 2016. Exclusive breastfeeding is a cornerstone of child survival and is the best feeding for newborns, as breast milk shapes the baby’s microbiome, strengthens the immune system, and reduces the...

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Productive Every Newborn metrics facility-based research site visits

Following the ENAP Research Design Workshop for Facility Based Metrics held in April 2016, ENAP metrics team and research partners have been working hard towards implementing the first step on the measurement improvement roadmap relating to facility-based testing of coverage indicators for selected interventions for Every Newborn Action Plan and...

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