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Implementation Toolkit

Small and sick
newborn care

This toolkit brings together readings, tools and learnings for implementers to act, use, share and learn.

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Problem

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.

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Solution

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.

Implementing sustainable country-led change

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Multi-partner approach based on evidence and data
Systematic, in-depth case studies offer a contextualised narrative on investing in, implementing and embedding quality newborn care. Long-term, cross-disciplinary enquiry at national and sub-national levels provides insights into what worked, what did not work and why.
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Country realities and implementation experiences
Systematic, in-depth case studies offer a contextualised narrative on investing in, implementing and embedding quality newborn care. Long-term, cross-disciplinary enquiry at national and sub-national levels provides insights into what worked, what did not work and why.

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Providing information on new items on the toolkit, relevant events, networking opportunities, you will get links to relevant networks, helping people from across the world to connect, share and collaborate on small & sick newborn care. Join us and go faster together!

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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.
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The Implementation Toolkit for Small and Sick Newborn Care is co-created by NEST360 and UNICEF with inputs from global partners. This website is funded through the NEST360 alliance which is made possible by generous commitments from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The ELMA Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, The Lemelson Foundation, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation and individual donors...

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