Beginning in 2000, Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) was the first newborn health program of its kind, elevating the contribution of Save the Children and its partners in this area. This impulse generated a movement for newborn health and an unprecedented legacy, shared by SNL partners around the world.

Over the last two decades, the program has worked in 32 countries, building close partnerships with governments, multilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations and stakeholders, as well as health professionals through extensive newborn and perinatal research, advocacy, and program implementation.

As more than two-thirds of newborn deaths can be prevented by increasing the coverage of existing newborn health interventions, it is imperative to increase the allocation of existing resources to ensure quality newborn and maternal health care.

A series of e-Talks to be held in September and October 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of SNL, offering an opportunity for the global community to discuss the unfinished agenda for newborn and perinatal health and priorities for the future.

SNL Newborn Health Legacy Timeline

Newborn Health Legacy Literature

The table below includes publications produced through the Saving Newborn Lives program, with a focus on the final two phases of the program: SNL 3 (2013-2018) and SNL 4 (2019-2020). Over the past 20 years, SNL and partners produced numerous briefs, articles, reports, and other documents, about 300 of which during SNL 3 and SNL 4.

We are pleased to share some of these seminal publications as background documents in support of the Legacy e-Talks. The table also includes key newborn health literature produced by SNL partners over the years, critical for the understanding of achievements, lessons learned, challenges and future priorities in this issue area.

Documents are organized per e-Talks Days and Sessions, and can be searched using keywords and tags available on the table. Scroll down and across the columns and rows to see all documents.


Call to Action: the Future of Newborn Health