Nordic Global Health Talks #2: Neonatal health and care in low-income countries: how do we move forward?
A monthly webinar series about global health from the Nordic universities.
The first Wednesday of each month at 10.00 AM CET, you can tune in online via Zoom and listen to an interesting global health lecture from a Nordic university. It is free and open to everyone interested in knowing more about Nordic global health research, education and collaborative projects.
This time the presentation is by Prof Thorkild Tylleskär, University of Bergen, Norway.
Neonatal health and care in low-income countries: how do we move forward?
Child mortality (of children below 5 years of age) has been steadily decreasing over the last decades. Neonatal mortality (of children below 28 days of age) has not decreased as much. The Sustainable Development Goal no 3.1 aims to reduce neonatal mortality in each country to below 12 per 1000 live births. Many low-income countries today are above 25 per 1000 live births which means that a reduction by half is needed. In my talk, I will discuss the difference between lowering child mortality and neonatal mortality and how we can move forward.