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Investing in small and sick newborn care: cases from Tanzania and other to inform every newborn action targets

This seminar is part of the Implementation Toolkit for Small and Sick Newborn Care Seminar Series. It discusses the important topic of investing in quality newborn care and learnings from Tanzania and others.

The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) target is for all countries to have small and sick newborn care units with CPAP in 80% of districts by 2025. In this seminar, we will discuss investing in small and sick newborn care.

This seminar series is structured around the Health System Building Blocks (HSBBs) and is linked to the NEST360 | UNICEF Newborn Implementation Toolkit. Learn more about the toolkit: newborntoolkit.org

World Prematurity Day Celebrations

World Prematurity Day Celebrations

World Prematurity Day is an international day to raise awareness for babies who are born too soon. This year with partners around the world we highlighted Kangaroo Mother Care. Preterm birth continues to be the leading contributor to under-5 deaths globally, being responsible for almost half of all under-5 deaths in 2021. Immediate initiation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has shown to significantly decrease newborn mortality. Skin-to-skin contact’s benefits includes improved thermal regulation, infection prevention, improved breast feeding, positive facilitation of physiological, behavioral, psychosocial, and neurodevelopment, and a reduced risk of neonatal mortality.