Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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The new head of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health faces a challenging global health environment as the Millennium Development Goals come to an end.

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Access to affordable, high quality, respectful maternal health care is fundamental to the survival of pregnant and childbearing women and girls, as well as newborns.

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Blood volume and haemoglobin (Hb) levels are increased by delayed umbilical cord clamping, which has been reported to improve clinical outcomes of preterm infants.

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Each year, nearly 35,000 Nepali children die before their fifth birthday, with almost two-thirds of these deaths occurring in the first month of life.

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We found that from 2000 through 2011, overall mortality declined among extremely premature infants. Deaths related to pulmonary causes, immaturity, infection, and central nervous system injury decreased, while necrotizing enterocolitis–related deaths increased.

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Download the most recent maternal, newborn and child health data by country (most recent year to 2013 with some trend data included).

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Rates of facility delivery are lower in Asia overall, and a greater proportion of deliveries take place in private facilities in Asia compared to Africa.

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Presentation on newborn and maternal health interventions by Dr. Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health.

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Presentation on participatory women's groups by Dr. Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health.

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