India Newborn Action Plan (INAP)

India Newborn Action Plan (INAP)
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The India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 18th September, 2014 in New Delhi. It outlines ...

The India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 18th September, 2014 in New Delhi. It outlines a targeted strategy for accelerating the reduction of preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths in the country. INAP defines the latest evidence on effective interventions which will not only help in reducing the burden of stillbirths and neonatal mortality, but also maternal deaths. With clearly marked timelines for implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and scaling-up of proposed interventions, it is expected that all stakeholders working towards improving newborn health in India will stridently work towards attainment of the goals of “Single Digit NMR by 2030” and “Single Digit SBR by 2030.”The INAP will be implemented within the existing RMNCH+A framework, and guided by the principles of Integration, Equity, Gender, Quality of Care, Convergence, Accountability, and Partnerships. Its strength is built on its six pillars of intervention packages, impacting stillbirths and newborn health. For effective implementation, a systematic plan for monitoring and evaluation has been developed with a list of dashboard indicators.

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Arindam Sarkar 4 years 10 months ago

1. Include testing for HIV and hepatitis (B and C) into the plan
2. Invest in more NICUs and PICUs with ventilators and have specific ventilator discontinuation policies
3. Boost indigenous production of infant warmers and photo-therapy units
4. Increase the number of seats for DM neonatology and specialist neonatology nursing
5. Make smoking in presence of children, a punishable act even at home
6. Investigate malnutrition cases of girl children in well-to-do families