Newborn Health Interventions and Challenges for Implementation in Nepal.
Resham Bahadur Khatri, Shiva Raj Mishra, Vishnu Khanal, Khageshwor Gelal, Subas Neupane
Frontiers in Public Health | Published : 2016
Neonatal mortality is a major challenge in reducing child mortality rates in Nepal. Despite efforts by the Government of Nepal, data from the last three demographic and health surveys show a rise in the contribution of neonatal deaths to infant and child mortality. The Government of Nepal has implemented community-based programs that were piloted and then scaled up based on lessons learned. These programs include, but are not limited to ensuring safe motherhood, birth preparedness package, community-based newborn care package, and integrated management of childhood illnesses. Despite the implementation of such programs on a larger scale, their effective coverage is yet to be achieved. Health..View full abstract