The new initiative “Every Newborn: an action plan to end preventable deaths” was presented and participants were invited to have an active part in its development.
For the first time, the charity has compiled a separate index on newborn deaths. While deaths of children under five around the world have come down substantially in recent years, there has been little progress on newborns.
High-level Conference Launch Global Campaign Report in Norway: Accelerating Progress in saving the lives of women and children
The conference brought together prominent politicians and experts to see how we can build on the current momentum to set ambitious and achievable targets for global health in 2013 and beyond.
Despite new research showing improvements in survival rates of severely preterm babies in the UK, the toll remains immense for families.