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Newborn deaths account for 45% of all under-five deaths globally.
Newborn deaths account for 45% of all under-five deaths globally. Complications of preterm births are the world’s biggest killer of children. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 million newborns die every year. 75% of these deaths are preventable.
75% of these deaths are preventable.
Success stories from across the world have shown that reduced mortality, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, is achievable through the provision of small and sick newborn care. This requires a holistic approach across the whole healthcare system.
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If we want to do this, honestly the small &sick newborn care toolkit is the right step in the right direction. As we launch this toolkit I am encouraging us to spread the word, use the toolkit and act together. This represents the best way to improve the quality of care.
Dr Olufunke Bolaji
Africa neonatal Association, Founding Board Member Neonatologist, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria.