Every Newborn – BIRTH supplement launch event

All are welcome to the interactive launch of a series of papers in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, involving >121 authors mainly from low and middle-income countries, in partnership with LSHTM. WHO, UNICEF and National policymakers will be part of this event

EN-BIRTH study involved observing >23,000 births using an innovative tablet-based system to validate data from routine facility registers and women’s survey report. The study was conducted in five hospitals in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tanzania, coordinated by a team at LSHTM and funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

These results have important implications for measuring progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, especially related to Every Newborn targets, to reduce ~5.4 million stillbirths, newborn and maternal deaths. Findings have practical relevance for improving measurement of coverage and quality of maternal and newborn care in routine facility registers and in population-based surveys.