Why is there a need for Essential Newborn Care Protocol?

Name of Office: NCDPC

The wide variations in newborn care practices in health facilities, both government and private, and also the proper sequence or order of newborn care services need to be standardized based on current evidences that show reduction in neonatal mortality and morbidity. This is to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4 of Reducing Under 5 Child Mortality (through reduction of neonatal deaths).