After a thorough researching, writing and editing process, the report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” was presented at the 72nd World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Assembly on 23 May in Geneva. EFCNI was actively involved in the editing process, participated in a finalising technical meeting and was represented at the panel discussion “Every Newborn Everywhere: closing gaps in neonatal care” by Livia Nagy, EFCNI PAB member and co-founder of our Hungarian partner parent organisation Melletted a helyem Egyesület – Right(s) beside you. The panel was held on occassion of the launch, to talk about the state of the art of newborn health and care on a global scale.
94 experts from 16 countries have been working on this global report to outline the global problem newborn care is facing worldwide, to showcase the progress in care and to summarise what can be done to transform inpatient care for small and sick newborns. Another important aspect of the report is the demonstration of how important data collection and evaluation is to guide investment and improve quality and equity.
Besides, two further reports, “The Every Newborn 2019 Progress Report” and the first “global standardised estimates on low birth weight”, were be part of the discussion round which involved patient representatives and medical experts. The discussion forum also featured a call to action, addressing key stakeholders to ensuring every newborn has the chance to live a healthy and productive life.
Read more about the panel “Every Newborn Everywhere: closing gaps in neonatal care” in a guest article by Livia Nagy here: bit.ly/2YXi8O3
Read more about Every Newborn Everywhere: bit.ly/Every-Newborn
Learn more about the Survive and Thrive report here: bit.ly/30Gb2Pm