A comprehensive, multi-partner initiative, the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), calls on all stakeholders to take action to improve access to services and the quality of care for all pregnant women and newborns.
ENAP sets out recommendations for countries on how to reduce mortality and morbidity and to close gaps in equity accompanied by specific goals for reducing mortality, coverage targets and milestones by 2030, with reviews in 2020 and 2025. In adopting ENAP, as resolution WHA 67.10 at the World Health Assembly in 2014, 194 countries committed themselves to transform the recommendations into action.
To achieve global goals for child heath, it will be essential to attain high-quality antenatal care, essential childbirth care, postnatal care and inpatient care for small and sick newborns, with equity in all countries. Four coverage targets are proposed for 2020–2025, at three levels, global, national and subnational. Subnational targets are essential for assessing equity in access to and use of essential services.