The Small Vulnerable Newborn Series
The Lancet Series on small vulnerable newborns is a five-article collection exploring the pathways to babies being born “too small” or “too early” and the evidence-based interventions that, if fully implemented, would enhance the survival and health of small vulnerable newborns and benefit babies, mothers, and society.
On May 9th, 2023, the Series was launched in Cape Town, South Africa, with authors and experts calling for a whole-of-society response to small vulnerable newborns. The time to act is now. Every newborn, family, and society has the right to survive and thrive. Everywhere.
Key findings and recommendations from the authors of the Lancet Series on small vulnerable newborns.
Small vulnerable newborns – big potential for impact
Small babies, big risks: Global estimates of prevalence and mortality for vulnerable newborns to accelerate change and improve counting
Biological and pathological mechanisms leading to the birth of a small vulnerable newborn
Evidence-based antenatal interventions to reduce the incidence of small vulnerable newborns and their associated poor outcomes
by Robert Black et al.
The ethical, economic and developmental imperative to prevent small vulnerable newborns and stillbirths: Essential and urgent actions to improve the country and global response
The Series Hub
For a one-point source of the entire five-paper series, access the Lancet Series on small vulnerable newborns hub. Find all the research and evidence-based interventions for enhancing the survival and health of small vulnerable newborns in low- and middle-income countries.