2019 India: Special Newborn Care Units to help reduce newborn deaths in India 2007-2017
May 20, 2020
Sustainable Development Goals: 3
- SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
Over the past decade, UNICEF has partnered with the Government of India (GoI) to support the implementation of the Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC) programme, to reduce newborn deaths. This independent, formative evaluation aimed to: (1) assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of UNICEF support to India’s FBNC programme, particularly Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs); (2) document the findings including gaps and challenges, lessons learnt, conclusions, and to make recommendations to inform the strategic direction in UNICEF’s future partnership with the GoI.