Thursday, 29 October 2015


•Builds on existing commitments under the National Health Mission and 'Call to Action' for Child
Survival and Development
• Aligns with the Global Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP); defines commitments based on specific contextual needs of the country
•Aims at attaining Single Digit Neonatal Mortality Rate by 2030, five years ahead of the global plan
•Emphasizes strengthened surveillance mechanism for tracking stillbirths
•Focuses on ending preventable newborn deaths, improving quality of care and care beyond survival
• Prioritizes those babies that are born too soon, too small, or sick—as they account for majority of all newborn deaths
•Aspires towards ensuring equitable progress for girls and boys, rural and urban, rich and poor, and between districts and states
•Identifies major guiding principles under the overarching principle of Integration: Equity, Gender,
Quality of Care, Convergence, Accountability, and Partnerships
•Defines six pillars of interventions: Pre-conception and antenatal care; Care during labour and child birth; Immediate newborn care; Care of healthy newborn; Care of small and sick newborn; and Care beyond newborn survival
•Serves as a framework for states/districts to develop their own action plan with measurable
Goal 1: Ending Preventable Newborn Deaths to achieve “Single Digit NMR” by 2030,
with all the states to individually achieve this target by 2035
Goal 2: Ending Preventable Stillbirths to achieve “Single Digit SBR” by 2030, with
all the states to individually achieve this target by 2035

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