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Newborn Health in
Humanitarian Settings
Newborn Health in
Humanitarian Settings


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Baby Ismil* is comforted by his mother Azida* and grandmother Fatima*.
Four week-old Ismil* was born in a makeshift settlement for displaced
Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Cover Photographer’s Credit:
© Hanna Adcock/Save the Children

23 November 17

*Names have been changed to protect identities.

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95Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings: Field Guide

• Where relevant, use the findings from the situation analysis
to identify and partner with agencies not participating in
humanitarian coordination mechanisms, particularly local
and development organizations.

4.3.g. Promote quality improvement
Poor quality of care contributes to maternal and neonatal mortality
and morbidity. Quality improvement-related interventions are
important and feasible in humanitarian settings.

• Establish supportive supervision for health providers. Identify
a dedicated clinical supervisor who can conduct supportive
supervision regularly and can mentor/coach providers on
newborn care.

• Use quality checklists on a regular basis to identify areas that
need improvement.

• Ensure clinical guidelines and protocols integrate quality
improvement standards and measures.

• Ensure availability and usage of newborn register and data
collection sheets; review the data every month and develop an
action plan to address issues and gaps identified from the data.

• Integrate newborn indicators into trainings for M&E officers.

For further information, see WHO’s Standards for Improving Quality
of Maternal and Newborn Care in Health Facilities (2016).

4.3.h. Develop proposals to secure additional funding
Additional funding may be needed to support the activities that
form components of the response plan, such as training, material
development and procurement of medicines and supplies.

• Because timeframes for developing, submitting and receiving
funds can be lengthy, identify funding needs and potential
donors as early as possible.

• Utilize experienced grant writers and other staff whenever
feasible to prepare and submit proposals.

• Include key program indicators in funding proposals
(Section 4.4).








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Photo Credits:

Page 6: © UNICEF/PAKA2009-4178/Ramoneda

Page 8: © UNICEF/UNI114991/Holt

Page 12: © UNICEF/UNI181196/Sevenier

Page 15: © Save the Children/Karin Beate Nosterud

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Page 28: © UNICEF/BANA2014-00767/Mawa

Page 33: © UNICEF/PFPG2015-2022/Mrazikov

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Page 53: © Save the Children

Page 54: © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0266/Noorani

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Page 77: © Save the Children/Laurent Duvillier

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Page 100: © UNICEF/MLWB2011-00287/Noorani

Page 108: © Save the Children/Hannah Maule-Ffinch

Page 111: © UNICEF/UGDA201300588/Sibiloni

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© United Nations Children’s Fund and Save the Children, February 2018

Columbia University

The ELMA Relief Foundation

International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)

Save the Children

SickKids Centre for Global Health

Stanford University

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Vision International

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