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Newborn health

Care of the newborn infant

This section contains RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on care of the newborn infant, newborn nutrition and feeding and management of unwell newborns.
Newborn baby lying on table in maternity ward

Standardised formal neonatal resuscitation training (SFNRT) programmes for reducing mortality and morbidity in newborn infants

A mother with her baby on her chest inside a Kangaroo Mother Care Ward, India

WHO recommendation on provision of continuous Kangaroo mother care for preterm newborns

A mother with her baby on her chest inside a Kangaroo Mother Care Ward, Columbia

WHO recommendation on intermittent Kangaroo mother care for preterm neonates, if continuous Kangaroo mother care is not possible

Preterm in incubator.

WHO recommendation on provision of care in a thermo-neutral environment for newborns who cannot be given Kangaroo mother care

A doctor tends to a preterm baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ethiopia.

WHO recommendation on effectiveness of plastic bags/wraps in providing thermal care for preterm newborns immediately after birth

Preterm baby in an incubator with continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

WHO recommendation on continuous positive airway pressure therapy for the treatment of preterm newborns with respiratory distress syndrome