Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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Late preterm infants have worse outcomes at school entry, and
development is variable during the preschool years, so socioeconomic status, language spoken
in the home, maternal education, maternal race, and being a late preterm infant have a large
impact.

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Children born very preterm (VP) or with very low birth weight (VLBW) are at risk for cognitive deficits and low IQ in childhood. Recent evidence indicates that IQ discrepancies between VP/VLBW and term-born.
individuals are still found in adulthood.

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We set out to describe cause-specific neonatal mortality in rural areas of Malawi, Bangladesh, Nepal and rural and urban India using verbal autopsy (VA) data.

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USAID has just released a new report with an update on progress made and an additional focus on the interventions needed to save women and mothers.

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It is important to evaluate whether the improvement in health indicators is accompanied by a parallel increase in the equitable distribution of the intervention activities, and the uptake of healthy newborn care practices.

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This document presents the highlights, key messages and recommended maternal interventions from the 2015 WHO guideline on improving preterm birth outcomes.

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The primary audience for this guideline includes health-care professionals who are responsible for developing national and local health-care protocols and policies, as well as managers of maternal and child health programmes and policy-makers in all settings.

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Umbilical cord cleansing with 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate saves newborn lives.

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 Considerations for procurers of 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate

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