Saving Newborn Lives: Program brief

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For more than a decade, Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program—a globally recognized leader in newborn health and respected voice in countries—has sought to reach the world’s most vulnerable newborns and help them survive the first month of life. Since 2000, SNL has worked to put newborn health on the global map, catalyzing efforts of governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and professional associations to reduce newborn deaths.

SNL seeks to reduce global neonatal mortality by providing catalytic inputs to develop packages of effective, evidence-based newborn care interventions and to implement these innovations at scale. To accomplish this goal, SNL generates evidence and advocates to leverage 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.

Ensuring quality programs reach mothers and newborns involves interactions at national, regional and global levels. Working alongside valued partners, ministries of health and national stakeholders, SNL provides technical leadership, advocacy, and measurement support and facilitates partners, governments and international organizations to maintain the cycle of evidence generation, consensus building, policy formulation and guidance, and program implementation and learning. Using these key entry points, SNL is the voice for newborns at global, regional and national levels.

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