Every Child ALIVE

We can end preventable newborn deaths in our lifetime

Mother Bayarmaa with her baby Uuriintsolmon (2 weeks)
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7,000 newborn babies die every day. 

These children are not dying because we don’t have the tools to save them. More than 80 per cent of all newborn deaths are caused by preventable and treatable conditions, including complications due to prematurity or during delivery, and infections like sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia.

No parents should experience the heartbreak of watching their child suffer or die. By making sure every mother and baby has access to affordable, quality care, we can save newborn lives.

 

Help save newborn lives

We can end preventable newborn and child deaths in our lifetime – but we need more than a single drug or intervention. We need governments, health-care workers, communities and families to come together to provide affordable, quality health care for every mother and baby, starting with the most vulnerable.

UNICEF is calling for universal health coverage, starting with four main pillars:

Hospital
Functional health facilities, with electricity and clean water
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Midwives and other health workers equipped with training and tools
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Life-saving drugs and equipment
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Adolescent girls, women and families empowered to demand and receive quality care

Newborn mortality rate

Take Action

We believe that a future where every child is born to thrive is not only possible, but necessary. Together with you, we will work to make this a reality.