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JAN
1

MNH technology in low-resource settings

A recent article by Thairu et al. explores the medical devices designed for newborns in low-resource settings, and the barriers to their use. For more information, please see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12021/full

NOV
19

Critical Medicines for Maternal Health

A recent expert panel at the Wilson Center discussed the life-saving potential of a core group of medicines- magnesium sulfate, oxytocin, and misprostol, and the need to make these medicines more widely available. According to recent estimates, including a new UN report, this group of medicines could save the lives of more than 70,000 mothers over the next five years.

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NOV
17

World Prematurity Day

Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn deaths and second-leading cause of death in children under the age of five, with 15 million babies born too soon and 1.1 million preterm deaths every year. November 17th is the second annual World Prematurity day; a day to reflect and to focus on the global problem of preterm birth. The Healthy Newborn Network has a series of blogs dedicated to the topic of prematurity.

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SEP
18

Newborn Numbers

The Healthy Newborn Network recently lanched a new section, Newborn Numbers, on their Web site. Newborn Numbers provides under-5, neonatal and maternal mortality, stillbirths, cause of death, preterm birth rates, coverage of interventions, health financing and contextual data.  HNN has consolidated this information and makes it available for download – providing up-to-date global, regional and country level data on newborn survival and health as well as a list of key resources on where they access data.

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SEP
13

New United Nations under-5 mortality estimates

The UN recently published updated estimates for global under-five mortality. More than half the under-five deaths in Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Southern Asia are neonatal deaths.
 

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