June 2016 marks the second anniversary of the launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP). To commemorate the anniversary, HNN published two blogs on the progress of the ENAP country implementation and metrics efforts:
HNN encourages partners to use this platform as an opportunity to highlight the progress ENAP has made and shed light on the next steps.
Launched in June 2014 with the aim to support countries in reaching target of fewer than 12 newborn deaths and stillbirths per 1000 births by 2030, ENAP is based on evidence published in The Lancet Every Newborn series and is supported by a World Health Assembly Resolution (WHA A67/21) adopted in May 2014. The plan takes forward the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health and the Every Woman Every Child movement by supporting government leadership and providing guidance on how to strengthen newborn health components in existing health sector plans and strategies, especially those that relate to reproductive, maternal and child health. Ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths are targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.