This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Nearly 46% of all maternal deaths and 40% of all neonatal deaths take place during labour or the first 24 hours after birth. Pre-maturity, neonatal infections, birth asphyxia and congenital malformations are amongst the major causes of new-born deaths. UNICEF programming around new-born health seeks to reduce inequities of care, strengthen health systems and incorporate resilience and risk-informed planning. This article highlights the need for demand generation through social and behaviour change initiatives that promote institutional deliveries and the stay of mothers recovering in health facilities. Healthcare workers and grassroot workers could access the article here to understand the impact and need for communication.