Child and adolescent health

Essential package of child survival

Care of the newborn

Low-cost, evidence-based interventions that should be available as part of national newborn care guidelines include clean cord care, newborn resuscitation, newborn temperature management, initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of delivery, weighing the baby to assess for low birth-weight, kangaroo mother care for low birth-weight babies, and case management of neonatal pneumonia and sepsis. Postnatal care also needs to be ensured.