Family and Reproductive Health
Maternal and Newborn Health/Safe Motherhood
Report of a Technical Working Group
(Trieste, 25-29 April 1994)
Division of Reproductive Health (Technical support)
World Health Organization
This report summarizes the discussions of the Technical Working Group on elements of essential newborn care at home, health centre and hospital. It focuses on interventions for a live-born infant.
The document presents simple and effective interventions that are available and affordable, most of them at almost no cost, at all three levels of care.
Each of the interventions has been, or will be, described in more detail in separate documents.
Despite the simplicity of the interventions, recommendations may vary according to local conditions. Therefore this document should be used as a guide for action after adaptation.
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