National Newborn Week
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In India, National Newborn Week is celebrated every year from 15 to 21 November.
The theme of this week is 'Safety, Quality and Nurturing Care - Every Newborn's Birth Right'.
This week aims to reinforce the importance of neonatal health as a priority area of the health sector and reduce infant mortality by improving health care conditions for infants in the neonatal period.
The main purpose of celebrating this week is to raise awareness about the care of newborn babies.
The period of a child's neonatal period (the first twenty-eight days of life) is critical, as this period carries a higher risk of death than any other period during childhood.
According to government statistics, every year 2.6 million babies die in the first week and in addition 2.6 million babies are stillborn every year.
Prematurity, complications during birth and severe infections are the major causes of neonatal death.
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