Nearly 3 million babies die in their first month of life every year,
and 98% of these deaths occur in the developing world.
It's time to help all newborns survive and thrive.
Too many newborns die each year even though the primary causes—complications of birth asphyxia, prematurity, and infections—are preventable and/or treatable with cost-effective interventions. There is an urgent need to improve newborn survival and health, however, hospitals in the developing world are challenged by limited resources. Newborns in particular suffer from this strain because they are especially vulnerable in their first days of life. Without sufficient manpower to manually measure newborns’ vital signs at the necessary intervals, babies in distress often go unnoticed while healthcare workers are occupied elsewhere.