Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

Save the Children

About us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) 

Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, works in partnership with 18 countries to reduce newborn mortality and improve newborn health. 
Saving Newborn Lives works closely with governments and provides direct support to the design, development and implementation of national strategies and policies to improve the quality and availability of care for newborns.  SNL supports more than 25 programs and research studies evaluating the most affordable, feasible and effective ways to save newborn lives in low-income settings. Many of the studies evaluate the impact of using existing community health workers to counsel families about newborn care at home and refer them to local health facilities.
Working with UN agencies and academics, Saving Newborn Lives collects and analyzes data on the number and causes of newborn death, both at the global and national level, and works to shed light on previously undocumented and poorly understood areas of newborn mortality, like stillbirths. In addition, Saving Newborn Lives works with countries and other agencies to improve the monitoring of newborn health indicators, such as postnatal care coverage.

Save the Children is a partner of MCHIP, the USAID/Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program, which focuses on reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality, thereby accelerating progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5.
Awarded to Jhpiego and partners in September 2008, MCHIP works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, local communities and partner agencies in developing countries to implement programs at scale for sustainable improvements in MNCH.
MCHIP supports USAID's strategic approach by addressing the barriers to accessing and using focused, evidence-based interventions along the MNCH continuum of care from pre-pregnancy to age five, and by linking communities, first-level facilities, and hospitals. MCHIP will promote and support the integration of family planning, malaria, and HIV/AIDS activities within MNCH programs as appropriate. Find MCHIP on HNN. 
ACCESS (2004-2009)
The ACCESS Program was a 5-year global program, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which aimed to improve the health and survival of mothers and their newborns.
Implemented by Jhpiego in partnership with Save the Children, Constella Futures, the Academy for Educational Development, the American College of Nurse-Midwives and IMA World Health, the ACCESS program worked with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, local communities and partner agencies in developing countries to achieve sustainable improvements in maternal and newborn health and survival.
Save the Children Campaigns
As an independent and global organization, Save the Children has a powerful voice in campaigning for long-term change, and a track record of success. Save the Children encourages its supporters to put pressure on decision makers and opinion formers to change policies and practices, locally and globally, to ensure children's rights become reality.
Save the Children has launched a global campaign to provide basic health and nutrition services to millions of children who might not otherwise live to see their fifth birthday – often due to the lack of basic care near their home. Our goal is to ensure that Millennium Development Goal 4 is achieved, and to provide support to MGD 5 by increasing the coverage of proven health services and practices that have a high impact on reducing lives through sustainable government and private health service providers.
 Save the Children and the Ad Council teamed up in 2010 to launch the Good Goes campaign, aiming to mobilize U.S. citizens to help local health workers across the world to save more children worldwide. The Good Goes campaign features an interactive website for supporters to learn more about child survival, the role of the local health worker and ways to help.
 EVERY ONE is Save the Children’s global campaign to save millions of children’s lives. The campaign aims to ensure that EVERY child will have the chance to live past their fifth birthday. EVERY ONE works with the public, aid agencies, companies and governments to mobilise 60 million people - in rich and poor countries - to push their governments to act.