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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