Setting research priorities to improve global newborn health and prevent stillbirths by 2025

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Yoshida S., Martines J., Lawn J. E. , Wall S., Souza J. P. , Rudan I., ...More

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH, vol.6, no.1, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.7189/jogh.06.010508
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH


Background In 2013, an estimated 2.8 million newborns died and 2.7 million were stillborn. A much greater number suffer from long term impairment associated with preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction, congenital anomalies, and perinatal or infectious causes. With the approaching deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, there was a need to set the new research priorities on newborns and stillbirth with a focus not only on survival but also on health, growth and development. We therefore carried out a systematic exercise to set newborn health research priorities for 2013-2025.