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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The invisible burden of malaria-attributable stillbirths

This correspondence was originally published by The Lancet. By Freya J I Fowkes, Eliza Davidson, Kerryn A Moore, Rose McGready, Julie A Simpson   The highly anticipated publication of the updated malaria maps in The Lancet shows that despite the substantial progress made since 2000, mortality gains have stalled and there...

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