Conversations on World Prematurity Day

Nov 17 is World Prematurity Day. This day is about raising awareness, advancing research, promoting advocacy, education, and action to reduce the burden of premature birth at global, regional and national levels. Born too Soon was published in 2012, jointly by March of Dimes, Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child...

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Virtual Quality of Care Coaches Training in Ethiopia

Followed by the virtual Quality Improvement(QI) workshop[1] held by UNICEF ESARO, WHO, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health in Kenya in June, a virtual training for Quality of Care(QoC) coaches was organized by health section of UNICEF Ethiopia country office(ECO) supported by UNICEF ESARO and in collaboration with Ministry of...

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Organizational approaches towards implementation of quality care webinar: A reflection

As of March 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and the virus had spread to many countries and territories. While COVID-19 continues to spread, communities must take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the negative impacts of the outbreak and...

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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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