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Simple care changes that could save millions of neonates

Friday December 14th, 2018

Simple improvements to health care and advice to parents could save the lives of millions of babies globally, according to leading health organisations.

A joint report from the World Health Organisation and UNICEF says that nearly 30 million babies a year are born prematurely, underweight or become ill and need specialised care.

It says that by 2030 the world could save the lives of 2.9 million of these in 81 countries through “smarter” care, such as ensuring that the same health team cares for mother and baby through labour and beyond.

And 68% of neonatal deaths could be averted by “simple fixes,” it says. These include improved breastfeeding or skin-to-skin contact between baby and parent.

The organisations call for countries and global funders to allocate 0.2 US cents per person to achieve this in low and middle income countries by 2030.

Dr Soumya Swaminathan, from WHO, said: “For every mother and baby, a healthy start from pregnancy through childbirth and the first months after birth is essential.

“Universal health coverage can ensure that everyone – including new-borns – has access to the health services they need, without facing financial hardship.

“Progress on new-born health care is a win-win situation – it saves lives and is critical for early child development thus impacting on families, society, and future generations.”

https://www.unicef.org/every-child-alive/Survive-and-Thrive_KEY_FINDINGS_FINAL.pdf

Tags: Childbirth and Pregnancy | Women's Health & Gynaecology | World Health

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