Applying the Three Delays Model: Improving access to care for newborns with danger signs

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Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program seeks to achieve equitable and effective coverage of high impact newborn services and practices. SNL serves as a catalyst for action by working with governments and partners to put newborn health on global and national agendas and by advocating for increased availability and access to routine and emergency newborn care services and supplies, improved quality of newborn care services, and increased knowledge about and demand for newborn care. SNL also works to develop, apply, document and sustain packages of effective evidence-based newborn care services and practices at scale.

This report applies the three delays model to examine program approaches to address access to care and care-seeking practices for newborns with danger signs in program areas of four countries– Malawi, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda. We also summarize relevant program results on care-seeking practices available through baseline and endline household surveys. Implications and recommendations are provided to inform future programming.

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