Editorial
Volume 7 Issue 8 - 2018
Home-Based Newborn Care: Meeting the Challenge in Resource-limited Communities
Suraj Gupte*
Professor and Head (Emeritus), Postgraduate Department of Paediatrics, MMC and General and Superspeciality Hospitals, Khammam, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Suraj Gupte, Professor and Head (Emeritus), Postgraduate Department of Paediatrics, MMC and General and Superspeciality Hospitals, Khammam, Hyderabad, India.
Received: May 30, 2018; Published: July 04, 2018
Citation: Suraj Gupte. “Home-Based Newborn Care: Meeting the Challenge in Resource-limited Communities”. EC Paediatrics 7.8 (2018): 728-729.
Maternal and neonatal health care, despite remarkable strides, continues to face problems in the underserved, marginalised and resource-poor communities, especially in the developing world [1]. In India, for instance, despite a remarkable increase in institutional deliveries, around 25 - 33% deliveries are still conducted by unskilled birth attendants, inviting a plethora of issue. Secondly, even in institutional deliveries, facility-based neonatal care is available only up to a point once the baby is the moved to home. Most of these neonates fail to receive proper care with unfavourable outcome in the form of high morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF have been advocating caring for newborns in the community and for increasing the coverage of household and community interventions that are known to reduce the neonatal morbidity and mortality, especially in the first week of life [2,3].
Copyright: © 2018 Suraj Gupte. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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