Title

Newborn health: Everybody's business

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Journal

Global Public Health

Volume

9

Issue

7

DOI

10.1080/17441692.2014.924544

Keywords

delivery; maternal health; neonatal; newborn health; primary health care; systems

Abstract

Despite advances in issue-attention and in evidence of what works to save newborn lives (e.g., kangaroo mother care, antenatal corticosteroids, immediate and exclusive breastfeeding), we are still falling short on impact. To advance the unfinished newborn survival agenda, newborns must become an integral priority in developing countries where the burden of neonatal mortality is highest. Interventions must be adapted to local contexts and cultures and integrated into packages along the continuum of care delivered through the primary health-care systems that countries have at their disposal. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

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