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ENAP Progress Report, Strategies toward EPMM launch at 68th World Health Assembly

Posted May 10, 2015

Countries taking bold steps to end preventable newborn deaths within a generation; framework for ending maternal mortality released

Geneva, Switzerland— Since the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was endorsed at the World Health Assembly one year ago, 15 of the 18 countries with some of the highest burden of maternal and newborn mortality have taken steps to improve care for mothers and their newborns.

Governments’ commitment to ENAP’s framework is a stride forward. It sets a clear direction for government actions to ensure mothers and their babies survive and thrive following childbirth and the fragile first month, and lays out mortality and coverage of care targets for countries to meet by 2035.

To read the full press release disseminated by UNICEF, UNFPA, Every Woman Every Child, and A Promise Renewed, click here.

Maternal and Child Survival Program