2017 | World Health Organization
This publication on WHO recommendations related to newborn health is one of four in a series; the others relate to maternal, child and adolescent health. The objective of this document is to make available WHO recommendations on newborn health in one easy-to-access document for WHO staff, policy-makers, programme managers, and health professionals. The compilation can also help better define gaps to prioritize guideline updates.
This document is meant to respond to the questions:
(1) What health interventions should be the newborn and young infants < 2 months of age receive and when should s/he receive?
(2) What health behaviors should a mother/caregiver practice (or not practice)?