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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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AUG
24

Maternal and Newborn Health Registry Study of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research

The objective of this study was to implement a vital statistics registry system to register pregnant women and document birth outcomes in the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research sites in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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AUG
10

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Report

The present paper provides an overview of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, Healthy Newborn Partnership, and Child Survival Partnership and their eventual merge into the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) in 2005. The promise and past successes of the PMNCH are highlighted, with a particular focus on the PMNCH's partner-centric approach showing the importance of collaboration for progress. The aims of the strategic framework for 2012–2015 are presented within the context of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, launched in 2010, and growing political momentum to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (reduce child mortality and improve maternal health, respectively). The next 4years leading to 2015 are critical, and the global community must continue to work together to ensure all women and children are reached with key interventions proven to reduce mortality.

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