Nearly 70% of maternal and newborn deaths are concentrated in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, DRC, China, Ethiopia, Angola, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Sudan, and Niger. MDG Health Alliance, Johnson & Johnson, FHI360 are collaborating to create digital Newborn Baby Survival map on these 15 countries. The interactive map will document large-scale (above US$500,000) health and non-health projects in countries where newborn deaths are concentrated.
Local, regional, national and global stakeholders will be able to use the map to better target newborn health interventions in areas of high mortality and low investment. Importantly, the map will also provide a blueprint for identifying opportunities to integrate newborn health programs with other interventions — such as education, the environment and gender equality — with the potential of yielding a more amplified, lasting impact in reducing newborn mortality in the hardest hit communities.
The first iteration of the Newborn Survival Map is expected to launch in August 2015.
FHI 360 is requesting input from the project implementors to capture the impact on newborn health and development. These projects should be underway in one or more of the 15 countries* where newborn deaths are the highest.
The Newborn Survival Map is a partnership of FHI 360, the MDG Health Alliance and Johnson & Johnson. The purpose of the interactive map is to accelerate achievement of the Every Newborn Action Plan, a critical component of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement to end preventable newborn deaths by 2030.