Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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This report summarizes the final recommendation and the process for developing the guideline on the effectiveness of community mobilization through facilitated participatory learning and action cycles with women’s groups for maternal and newborn health.

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Despite breastfeeding's extraordinary benefits to both mother and child, only 43 percent of the world's newborns are put to the breast within one hour of birth.

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Considerable improvements in life expectancy and other human development indicators in Indonesia are thought to mask considerable disparities between populations in the country

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 Each year almost 3 million newborns die within the first 28 days of life, 2.6 million babies are stillborn, and 287,000 women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth worldwide. 

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Demand and supply-side strategies to improve maternal and newborn health care can be cost-effective, though the evidence is limited by the paucity of high quality studies and the use of disparate cost-effectiveness measures.

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Frontline Health Workers new Newborn Health Factsheet

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Most pregnant women in developing regions see a skilled health provider at least once - only half of them get the recommended four antenatal checkups.

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The use of mobile technology in this intervention took a leap from simply rendering information to providing more rapid services.

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 Preterm birth (PB) and fetal growth restriction (FGR) convey the highest risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity, as well as increasing the chance of developing chronic disease in later life.

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