Neonatal conditions are the leading cause of death and disability
in low-income countries.¹
In Africa, most births are in hospitals, yet 1.1 million newborns die annually,² 75% from preventable causes.³
While most women in Africa now deliver their babies in health facilities, these hospitals lack the life‐saving technologies, equipment, and trained staff that are necessary to manage preterm babies and newborns in distress.
The United Nations set a Global Sustainable Development goal to end preventable newborn deaths by 2030, but 60 countries will miss this target.
We collaborate with governments to strengthen health systems with innovative technology, education, and policy resources.
WHERE WE WORK
NEST360 is an international alliance of clinical, technical, and public health experts from 17 leading institutions, governments, and organizations.
3rd Stone Design
Addis Ababa University
Aga Khan University
APIN Public Health Initiatives
Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology
Ifakara Health Institute
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Malawi University of Business & Applied Sciences
Malawi University of Science & Technology
Oxford KEMRI-Wellcome Trust
Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technolgies
University of Ibadan
University of Lagos
NEST360’s leadership is an international alliance of newborn care experts committed to ending preventable newborn deaths in African hospitals. Through our cross-cutting programs & leadership, we are aiming to reach SDG 3.2 in our 4 NEST360 countries.
Learn more about our leadership below.
1. Vos, T., Lim, S. S., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abbasi, M., Abbasifard, M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abbastabar, H., Abd-Allah, F., Abdelalim, A., Abdollahi, M., Abdollahpour, I., Abolhassani, H., Aboyans, V., Abrams, E. M., Abreu, L. G., Abrigo, M. R., Abu-Raddad, L. J., Abushouk, A. I., … Murray, C. J. (2020, October). Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1204–1222. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(20)30925-9
2. Healthy Newborn Network. (n.d.). Database: Global and National Newborn Health Data and Indicators. https://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/resource/database-global-and-national-newborn-health-data-and-indicators/
3. World Heath Organization. (2014, July). Every Newborn: an action plan to end preventable deaths. http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/hnn-content/uploads/Every_Newborn_Action_Plan-ENGLISH_updated_July2014.pdf
4. World Health Organization. (n.d.). Global Health Observatory (GHO) data: Neonatal mortality. https://www.who.int/gho/ child_health/mortality/neonatal_text/en/https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/indicators/indicator-details/GHO/neonatal-mortality-rate-(per-1000-live-births)