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Joy E. Lawn
University of London
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#1Kate M MilnerH-Index: 2
#2Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
Ensuring every newborn survives and thrives requires ongoing attention to prevent the 2.5 million newborn deaths that occur worldwide every year and greater investment in measuring and improving long-term outcomes, beyond survival, especially for the most vulnerable small and sick newborns in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).1 The majority of newborn deaths worldwide occur in LMICs and are preventable.1 As efforts to reduce preventable newborn deaths continue and care for small and...
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#1Uduak Okomo (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
#2Edem N K AkpaluH-Index: 1
Last.Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Summary Background Aetiological data for neonatal infections are essential to inform policies and programme strategies, but such data are scarce from sub-Saharan Africa. We therefore completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of available data from the African continent since 1980, with a focus on regional differences in aetiology and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the past decade (2008–18). Methods We included data for microbiologically confirmed invasive bacterial infection including m...
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#1Sarah G Moxon (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 9
#2Hannah Blencowe (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 41
Last.Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Background In 2017, 2.5 million newborns died, mainly from prematurity, infections, and intrapartum events. Preventing these deaths requires health systems to provide routine and emergency care at birth, and quality inpatient care for small and sick newborns. Defined levels of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) and standardised measurement of “signal functions” has improved tracking of maternal care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Levels of newborn care, particularly for small and sick...
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#1Hannah Blencowe (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 41
#2Julia Krasevec (UNICEF)H-Index: 7
Last.Simon Cousens (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 87
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Summary Background Low birthweight (LBW) of less than 2500 g is an important marker of maternal and fetal health, predicting mortality, stunting, and adult-onset chronic conditions. Global nutrition targets set at the World Health Assembly in 2012 include an ambitious 30% reduction in LBW prevalence between 2012 and 2025. Estimates to track progress towards this target are lacking; with this analysis, we aim to assist in setting a baseline against which to assess progress towards the achievement...
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#1Louise T. Day (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 6
#2Harriet Ruysen (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 1
Last.Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Background: To achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage, programmatic data are essential. The Every Newborn Action Plan, agreed by all United Nations member states and &g ...
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#1Li Liu (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
#2Yue Chu (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 7
Last.Simon Cousens (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 87
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Summary Background India had the largest number of under-5 deaths of all countries in 2015, with substantial subnational disparities. We estimated national and subnational all-cause and cause-specific mortality among children younger than 5 years annually in 2000–15 in India to understand progress made and to consider implications for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) child survival targets. Methods We used a multicause model to estimate cause-specific mortality proportions in neo...
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#1Angela Baschieri (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 18
#2Vladimir S. Gordeev (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 8
Last.Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Background:Under-five and maternal mortality were halved in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era, with slower reductions for 2.6 million neonatal deaths and 2.6 million stillbirths. The Every Newborn Action Plan aims to accelerate progress towards national targets, and includes an ambitious Measurement Improvement Roadmap. Population-based household surveys, notably Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, are major sources of population-level data on ch...
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#1Kate M Milner (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 4
#2Raquel Bernal Salazar (University of Los Andes)H-Index: 1
Last.Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Translating the Nurturing Care Framework and unprecedented global policy support for early child development (ECD) into action requires evidence-informed guidance about how to implement ECD programmes at national and regional scale. We completed a literature review and participatory mixed-method evaluation of projects in Saving Brains®, Grand Challenges Canada® funded ECD portfolio across 23 low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Using an adapted programme cycle, findings from evaluation relat...
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