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Every Newborn – an action plan to end preventable deaths

On 3 September, the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), a comprehensive, multi-partner initiative, launched its roadmap with their  new 2020-2025 targets to end preventable stillbirths and newborn deaths in a digital live event. With this plan, they call on all stakeholders to take action to improve access to services and the quality of care for all pregnant women and newborns. ENAP was endorsed by 194 countries at the World Health Assembly in 2014 an developed…
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Survive and Thrive: Transforming Care for Small and Sick Newborns

The webinar series “Survive and thrive: transforming care for small and sick newborns” by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has now come to an end. For the past four months, leading experts on neonatal health gave a detailed  insight into the findings collected in the report, and shared country experiences in improving quality of care for newborns and introduced WHO’s new standards of care for small and sick newborns. On May 6, EFCNI…
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A new milestone – combining the knowledge of medical experts and parent representatives. Survive and Thrive: transforming care for every small and sick newborn is now available.

The WHO and UNICEF report is a milestone: it describes, key findings in aspects of newborn care, which require a high amount of attention. 94 experts from 16 countries worked on the report, amongst them EFCNI and colleagues from partnering parent organisations. Charlotte Bouvard from Sos Préma, Ilein Bolaños Gonzalez from Con Amor Venceras, Selina Bentoom from the African Foundation for Premature Babies & Neonatal Care – AFPNC and Livia Nagy from Melletted a helyem Egyesület, could actively contribute. The…
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Webinar Series on Transforming care for newborns till August 2020 (WHO, UNICEF)

“Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” is the title of the successful webinar series by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child health. Leading experts on neonatal health will share insights on key findings of the "Survive and Thrive: transforming care for every small and sick newborn" report. Furthermore, they will discuss the current situation of newborn…
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Survive and Thrive: WHO report on transforming care for newborns is now available

After a thorough researching, writing and editing process, the report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for small and sick newborns” has finally been launched and published! Last December, the Key Findings were already presented and at the World Health Assembly in May this year apanel discussion was held to talk about pressing issues in newborn care, the report presented. 94 experts from 16 countries have been working on this document and we are honoured and thrilled that EFCNI, together with…
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Applying a “living guidelines” approach to keep recommendations up to date

How can the WHO most efficiently keep its global recommendations up to date? BMJ Global Health has recently published the insightful article "Developing and applying a 'living guidelines' approach to WHO recommendations on maternal and perinatal health", describing how the WHO successfully developed and applied a ‘living guidelines’ approach to its maternal and perinatal health (MPH) recommendations, based on a systematic and continuous process of prioritisation and updating. The new dynamic approach uses an evidence-informed, consultative prioritisation process, rapid updating…
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Every Newborn Everywhere: closing gaps in neonatal care – WHO and Unicef present Global report “Survive and Thrive” at WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva

A guest article by Livia Nagy Bonnard, EFCNI PAB member and co-founder of Melletted a helyem Egyesület (Right(s) beside you) Each year, health officials from all 194 WHO Member States gather in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 72nd World Health Assembly. After two years of preparation, the final report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming Care for every small and sick newborn” has been presented at this meeting. At a panel, the report’s findings were highlighted and discussed, together with two further reports,…
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Global report “Survive and Thrive; Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” presented at WHO World Health Assembly

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…
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Standards of Care for Small and Sick Newborns Report: EFCNI participates in WHO meeting

To benefit from expert input in order to finalise the report on Transforming Care for Every Small and Sick Newborn, the World Health Organization (WHO) has hosted a three-day technical meeting in April on Standards of Care for Small and Sick Newborns in Geneva, Switzerland.  One crucial objective of the meeting was to take neonatal nursing, nurturing care and human rights as they apply to newborn care into consideration. We are thrilled that EFCNI had been invited to participate in…
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EFCNI participates in 2nd Global Forum on Economic Crisis, Women’s Health and DOHaD Consequences

Discussing the consequences of economic crisis on women’s and children’s health: the 2nd Global Forum on Economic Crisis, Women's Health and DOHad Consequences at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London from 3 to 4 April 2019, brought together experts in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept, obstetrics & gynaecology, neonatology & paediatrics, public health, health economics, social science and education along with representatives from government and non-government organisations including the World Health Organization…
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