Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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There is high-quality evidence that chlorhexidine skin or cord care in the community setting results in a 50% reduction in the incidence of omphalitis and a 12% reduction in neonatal mortality.

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This policy briefing aims to build a case for integrating policies, programs and services in ways that improve the quality and accessibility of care for mothers and newborns.

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This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Balaka, Dedza, Mchinji and Ntcheu districts in Malawi in 2013 among women who had completed a pregnancy 12 months prior to the day of the survey.

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Why do we need a Public-Private Partnership to Prevent Preterm Birth? Because the global goal of "ending preventable newborn deaths" by 2030 cannot be achieved without reducing preterm births.

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This presentation, by Dr. Jim Litch, provides a high-level review of the state of the evidence for interventions to prevent preterm birth.

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The Partnership will set an ambitious goal - to halve preterm birth rates over a five-year period, with an initial strategic geographic focus on the three countries with the largest numbers of newborn deaths from preterm complications: India, Nigeria and Pakistan.

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The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) consulted 26 international maternal health researchers to gather perspectives on the most critical and neglected areas for knowledge generation to improve maternal health in low- and middle-income countries.

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The Tromsø Intervention Study on Preterms evaluates an early, sensitizing intervention given to parents of prematurely born children (birth-weight < 2000 g).

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The manual is designed to build health promotion skills and knowledge related to MNCH, including nutrition.

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Members of the Every Newborn Action Plan management team hosted a webinar to discuss the latest developments with the implementation of the plan.

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