The survey was implemented by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Uganda Ministry of Health from 1 December 2014 through the end of January 2015 on a nationally representative sample of more than 5,000 households.
The Newborn Indicators Technical Working Group (TWG) reviewed newborn indicators that are currently collected through national surveys, including the DHS and MICS, and has recommended new indicators on newborn care practices that could be added to national and program household surveys.
In the past three decades, kangaroo mother care (KMC) has been established as a safe and effective method of infant care, with the potential for improving the survival of low-birth-weight newborns.
Document resulting from The Government of Uttar Pradesh (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) and UNICEF in partnership with Save the Children.
Preterm and low birth weight poster.
This past year, there has been increased awareness of the problem, through new data and evidence, global partnership and country champions.
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