This month, the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) has partnered with Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) to draw attention to the 2.6 million stillbirths that occur worldwide each year. This past April, The Lancet launched a new series on stillbirths to draw attention to a public health crisis that has been widely overlooked.
The Lancet series included a 2020 vision, calling on the international community, individual countries, and communities and families to take the necessary steps to reduce stillbirth rates by the year 2020.
Now, WRA and HNN are calling on you, as advocates for safe maternal and newborn health, to play your part and break the silence on the tragic toll of stillbirths. Participate in June's Action of the Month!
HNN is also featuring a series of blogs highlighting papers that examine the state of political priority for newborn survival globally and in four low-income countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Malawi, and Nepal. The case of newborn survival provides insight into what it takes to generate political priority around health issues globally and in country contexts.