Each year around the world, 2.4 million newborns die in the first month of life and up to 30 million newborns require some level of inpatient care. The majority of these small and sick newborns are born with low birth weight or prematurely, leaving them and their mothers highly vulnerable and requiring specialized care.

The project aims to document the approaches taken, barriers and enablers, and lessons learned for establishing and strengthening inpatient newborn care services as part of a network of newborn care, as viewed by stakeholders in the delineated geographies.