• Using Evidence to Save Newborn Lives 20-04-2015

Essential Elements of Newborn Care

This brief, authored by Save the Children in 2003, presents the essential elements of newborn care that are known to be effective in reducing newborn mortality rates. Since two-thirds of newborn deaths occur in the first week of life, early postnatal care for mothers and newborns is essential in achieving significant reductions in avoidable deaths.