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Every Newborn Action Plan: development and five strategic objectives

Listen to Dr Kim Dickson discuss the Every Newborn Action Plan and its five strategic objectives.

The Every Newborn Action Plan was endorsed by all the world’s countries at the World Health Assembly 2014, but where did it come from? How was it developed? In this and the subsequent step we are led through its conception and content by Dr Kim Dickson, a Senior Maternal and Newborn Advisor at UNICEF who was closely involved in the plan’s development and implementation.

The plan’s five strategic objectives are:

  1. Strengthen and invest in care during labour, birth and the first day and week of life
  2. Improve the quality of maternal and newborn care
  3. Reach every woman and newborn to reduce inequities
  4. Harness the power of parents, families and communities
  5. Count every newborn through measurement, programme-tracking and accountability.

The next step highlights two examples of action resulting from the plan.

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