Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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Analysis suggests that “a grand convergence” is within our reach, when through concerted efforts we can eliminate wide disparities in current maternal mortality and reduce the highest levels of maternal deaths worldwide.

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Following endorsement of the newborn action plan at the 67th World Health Assembly, the WHO Director-General was requested to monitor progress towards the global goal and targets, reporting periodically to the Health Assembly until 2030. Here is this year’s report.

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GBCHealth and the MDG Health Alliance have released the first-of-its-kind report profiling 48 companies and industry associations investing in saving newborn lives.

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This draft is based on emerging themes from the Global Strategy Working Papers (currently being finalized), and EWEC and PMNCH stakeholder consultations (over 4500 participants to date).

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The presentation explores what we have learned from the implementation of interventions that are promoted to reduce the burden of preterm birth.

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Despite troubling relative and absolute indicators, the special requirements of improving reproductive and neonatal outcomes in areas affected by conflict and political instability have not received adequate attention.

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Large differences in implementation were found within and between countries. Availability and effective coverage was significantly lower for all tests in Uganda compared with Tanzania.

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While great progress has been made in reducing urban under-5 mortality around the world, inequality is worsening in too many cities.

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This information is intended to assist policymakers and program managers in evaluating the Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Program 2011-16 and in designing programs and strategies for improving health and family planning services in the country.

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Robust national data on these outcomes is difficult and expensive to ascertain, and mask wide variation.

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