Renewed Focus on Saving Newborn Lives

The British medical journal The Lancet has published a series of papers asserting what public health experts have been learning - that it is possible and affordable to save the lives of most newborn babies who now die from preventable causes. The 'Every Newborn' series provides comprehensive data for 195 countries regarding neonatal deaths, stillbirths, rankings for countries, rates of progress and coverage of birth certification. Experts say over 70 percent of newborn deaths can be prevented.


An infant receives a dose of oral polio vaccine during a routine immunization session, at the Henriette Konan Bedie Community Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.


  • Every Newborn

    The Lancet
    Publication Date:
    19 May 2014

    Following The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series in 2005,this Every Newborn Series presents the clearest picture so far of the ongoing slow progress in ... see more »