Health Care for ECD
Survive and thrive: transforming care for every small and sick newborn: Key findings

A guideline commissioned by the WHO and UNICEF to strengthen the quality of inpatient care for the most vulnerable newborns: the small and the sick.  

Who is it for? 

For use by health managers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals responsible for the care of the most vulnerable newborns at different levels of care. 

Why is it useful? 

It summarises information on: 

  • What is good-quality care, and how do health systems organise it? 
  • Why high-quality inpatient care is essential to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; 
  • What conditions bring the most significant mortality risks and long-term complications for small and sick newborns, and how to address them? 
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