Health Desk: 21 Feb’18: Unicef has launched “Every Child ALIVE”, a global campaign to demand and deliver solutions on behalf of the world's newborns, which will boost the Bangladesh National Newborn Campaign launched back in November 2017.
Through the campaign, Unicef is issuing an urgent appeal to government, health care providers, donors, the private sector, families and businesses to keep every child alive.
Bangladesh joins this global call to contain all preventable child and neonatal deaths by 2030, said the Unicef Tuesday.
Unicef Bangladesh representative Edouard Beigbeder said, “No baby should die of preventable causes, and we need to extend affordable, quality health care to every mother and baby. Through this campaign Unicef aims to mobilise public support to influence policy change, fund solutions and engage with individuals, businesses and policy-makers to make this happen”.
The global campaign will focus on 10 countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania.
In Bangladesh, the National Newborn Campaign was launched in November 2017 that promotes affordable interventions at community and household level for essential newborn care for all newborns.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) is working on prioritising effective interventions for maternal and newborn health, with support of UNICEF, and other partners.