August 3, 2016
This post originally appeared on FHI 360’s website. Reposted with permission.
Developed by FHI 360 in partnership with Johnson & Johnson and MDG Health Alliance, the Newborn Survival Map is an interactive tool designed to encourage cross-sector collaborations and integrated interventions to reduce newborn mortality. The map documents large-scale (totaling at least 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. 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.