Catalytic successes of four successive phases of Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) and other programs helped put newborn health solidly on the global policy agenda and led a concerted movement to identify the burden and causes of newborn deaths, and to greatly expand the evidence base of feasible, affordable interventions to save newborns. While experts in the field celebrate progress, they are cognizant of an unfinished agenda. To keep newborns front and center in the global health agenda, health champions around the world are invited to renew the commitment to ensure that every newborn survive and thrive to achieve their full potential.
The below timeline illustrates some of the important milestones in the newborn health movement over the past two decades.
The Newborn Health Legacy Document can be found here.