Saving Newborn Lives Champions Toolkit
Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program has a long history of collaborating with newborn health champions to advocate for robust policies and programs to reduce global neonatal mortality. SNL and pediatricians, midwives, members of parliament, ministers of health, journalists, celebrities, and many other champions have worked together over the years to increase the availability of and access to routine and emergency newborn care services and supplies, improve the quality of newborn care services, and increase knowledge about and demand for newborn care, all in the interest of giving newborns the greatest chance to begin their lives healthy and strong. This Champions Toolkit is produced and hope it can help identify appropriate champions for maximum impact and give newborns the greatest chance to begin their lives healthy and strong.
This Champions Toolkit stems from this history, helping to systematize efforts within country offices and share learning among country offices and with others beyond Save the Children. The toolkit provides guidance and a set of practical tools to help country office staff and others strategically partner with champions for maximum impact. While working with champions is one of SNL’s many strategies, it is an important one and critical for raising the profile of the issue of newborn health. Click here to find the toolkit in pdf format.