Join more than 3000 child health professionals in 140 countries for a global discussion on the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries

Each year 2.7 million newborns die; 98% of these deaths in low and middle income countries and more than 80% are small, with preterm infants being most at risk. High levels of facility delivers globally means that more newborn deaths are occurring within hospitals. Yet over two-thirds of these deaths...

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Commitment and action – for every newborn

Originally published on UNICEF Last year, close to one million babies died on their first day of life, and 2.7 million during their first 28 days. Almost half of all under-five deaths took place during this newborn period. And 2.6 million babies were stillborn. These first hours, days and weeks...

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The New Wave of Breastfeeding Innovators

They are tech- and social media-savvy risk-takers, determined to find new solutions to a very modern problem: how to make breastfeeding compatible with the lives of busy working mothers in a world that assumes they have no care responsibilities. These innovators eschew the old fault lines – infant formula vs...

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Improving quality for baby starts with the mother

Hospitals in Malawi continue to struggle with inadequate resources – staffing, space, and equipment – and the quality of care mothers and newborns receive suffers. Yet through trainings, ongoing mentorship and strategic planning, improvements are taking place at the Ntcheu District Hospital. The Maternity Ward Patron, Bema Mkatumula, said that...

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