Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

The Lancet Series on Neonatal Survival

Summary

The Lancet Neonatal Series: 2005

One crucial omission in global health research and policy has been the health of newborns. While the infant and the mother have been at the centre of efforts to protect early childhood, the newborn period has been relatively neglected. This marginalisation is difficult to square with the bare numbers: 8 million children are either stillborn or die each year within the first month of life.

Series Comment

Newborn survival: putting children at the centre. Richard Horton

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A continuum of care to save newborn lives. Anne Tinker, Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Shahida Azfar, Flavia Bustreo, Robin Bell

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Epidemiological transition, medicalisation of childbirth, and neonatal mortality: three Brazilian birth-cohorts. Anthony Costello, David Osrin

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Conceiving and dying in Afghanistan. Jeffrey M Smith, Gilbert Burnham

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Series Papers

4 million neonatal deaths: When? Where? Why? Joy E Lawn, Simon Cousens, Jelka Zupan

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Evidence-based, cost-effective interventions: how many newborn babies can we save? Gary L Darmstadt, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Simon Cousens, Taghreed Adam, Neff Walker, Luc de Bernis.

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Systematic scaling up of neonatal care in countries. Rudolf Knippenberg, Joy E Lawn, Gary L Darmstadt, Genevieve Begkoyian, Helga Fogstad, Netsanet Walelign, Vinod K Paul

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Neonatal survival: a call for action. Jose Martines, Vinod K Paul, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Marjorie Koblinsky, Agnes Soucat, Neff Walker, Rajiv Bahl, Helga Fogstad, Anthony Costello

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