Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

WHO recommendations on newborn health

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/MCA/17.07



This publication on WHO recommendations related to newborn health is one of four in a series; the others relate to maternal, child and adolescent health. The objective of this document is to make available WHO recommendations on newborn health in one easy-to-access document for WHO staff, policy-makers, programme managers, and health professionals. The compilation can also help better define gaps to prioritize guideline updates.

This document is meant to respond to the questions:

  • What health interventions should be the newborn and young infants < 2 months of age receive and when should s/he receive it?
  • What health behaviours should a mother/caregiver practise (or not practise)?

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