Global Webinar Nurturing care for every newborn: ensuring every newborn survives and thrives

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 8:15pm
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Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 08:00 (EDT) | 12:00 (GMT) | 14:00 (CEST) | 15:00 (EAT) | 17:30 (IST)
Duration: 90 minutes
Languages: English


Join us for the launch of the Thematic Brief Nurturing care for every newborn. This brief summarizes why nurturing care is essential for every newborn to survive and thrive. It outlines the five components of nurturing care and contains examples of practical actions to create and strengthen nurturing environments for newborns, including those who are born too soon, small or sick.
What happens during early childhood lays the foundation for a lifetime. Evidence has demonstrated clearly that the first hours, days and weeks after birth - the newborn period - are a precious time for a child’s survival, health and development. Knowledge and tools are available to provide every newborn with nurturing care that involves parents and other caregivers directly. To create the enabling environment for providing developmentally supportive care, there is a need to invest in policies, health systems and community awareness. As more newborns survive, we now need to make sure that they also can thrive. This is especially important for small and sick babies who are at greater risk of mortality, illness or disability when deprived from quality care.
This webinar is organized by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in collaboration with the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, the Quality of Care subgroup of the Child Health Task Force, and ECDAN.

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