Event Summary: Launch of Every Newborn Coverage Targets and Milestones to 2025

The Every Newborn Action Plan, endorsed by at the World Health Assembly in 2014, provides a road map of strategic actions for ending preventable newborn mortality and stillbirth. The coverage targets and milestones in 2014 set out a clear path to 2020 with the understanding that new interim targets would...

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Balochistan Province of Pakistan is moving ahead for saving newborns

Background For the last few decades, Pakistan has struggled to decrease its neonatal mortality rate (NMR), which at present stands at 42 per 1,000  live births, with clear disparities across urban vs rural, provincial and wealth quintiles. In the Balochistan province, Maternal and Newborn Health (MNCH) indicators remain poor. The...

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Global Consultation: Updating the Every Newborn Targets

By Olive Cocoman To accelerate progress to reach mortality targets by 2030, it is important that the coverage targets for key aspects of newborn health to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals are set. In order provide this clear vision to countries, the Every Newborn Management Team, chaired by...

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