Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

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PMNCH in 2014 focused on drawing attention to the remaining gaps in reaching the MDGs, including newborn and adolescent health, and promoting greater visibility for women’s, children’s and adolescent health in the global post-2015 development framework.

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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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The structure of the WHO Safe Motherhood Needs Assessment allowed significant insights into the quality of intrapartum care particularly through direct observation, identifying a clear pathway for quality improvement.

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Improving women's uptake of MSRHS in post-conflict settings requires health system strengthening initiatives that address the barriers across the individual, socio-cultural, and political and health system spheres.

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Rwanda has seen a significant reduction in health inequalities - both in mortality rates and coverage of services. Disparities in child mortality rates have reduced significantly between socioeconomic groups as well as between rural and urban areas.

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Disparities in child mortality rates between subnational regions have narrowed marginally. However, disparities between socioeconomic groups have been rising.

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While the proportion of births attended by a skilled attendant rose from 77% to 96% as a national average between 1990 and 2012, only 61% of births had a skilled attendant present in Chiapas, one of the most marginalised states.

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