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Newborn deaths: targets, where, why and what to do?

Professor Joy Lawn outlines how Neonatal Mortality Rates can be reduced to less than 12 per 1,000 live births by 2030.

As part of the Sustainable Development Goals a global commitment was made to reduce the Neonatal Mortality Rate in every country to less than 12 per 1,000 live births. Many countries have already achieved this, but over 40 need to double their current progress.

In this step, Professor Joy Lawn outlines how we might achieve this ambitious target by 2030 through learning from countries that are making fast progress, focusing on the most common causes of neonatal mortality, and aiming interventions at the right level of the health system.

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