The Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) is an online knowledge platform dedicated to identifying and sharing critical evidence and knowledge on the health and well-being of newborns and the families and communities that care for them.

Of the estimated 2.3 million newborn deaths in 2021, almost 75 percent died in the first week of life. In 2019, almost a million newborn deaths occurred on the first day of life.

An additional estimated 1.9 million stillbirths occur annually. The majority of deaths and stillbirths occur in low-resource settings, and most are preventable with proven and effective interventions. Approximately 75 percent of neonatal deaths result from preventable and treatable conditions: preterm birth, infections, and complications during childbirth.

HNN connects individuals and organizations working to ensure the health and well-being of newborns and the families and communities that care for them to key resources, data, experiences, and lessons in an accessible, context-specific manner. It also provides a digital space to distill and disseminate local, regional, and global experiences to a professional audience.


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