ENAP Technical and design workshop


  1. To provide detailed guidelines to the sites about the ENAP work and expected outcomes
  2. To review the final tools for the ENAP work with the five sites
  3. To review and finalize the research protocols under development by the five sites so that they are ready for submission for ethical approval

Expected Outcommes:

1)     Clear protocols for each of the five sites

a)      Clear protocol outlining the process to be used and the staff who will work on the project. The protocol will be tailored to each site’s unique methods and country ethical requirements.

2)     Final tools for the ENAP work available

a)      Reviewed and updated tools that will guide the sites during data collection. Although these tools will be general, they will indicate what minimum data must be collected by all sites. Each site can then adapt the tool to suit their own requirements.

3)     Workshop report

a)      Clearly outlining all activities that took place, as well as the plans for 2016

 4)     Workshop report available


The world faces almost 9 million deaths of women and children each year, with about 70% of them occurring during pregnancy and around the time of birth. An estimated 2.6 million babies are stillborn (die in the last 3 months of pregnancy or during childbirth), 2.7 million newborns die within the first 28 days of life and 303,000 women die of pregnancy and childbirth related complications (UN Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation report, 2015; WHO UNICEF UNFPA and The World Bank). The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was launched in June 2014, and is supported by a World Health Assembly resolution adopted in May 2014. 

The Plan is based on evidence published in The Lancet Every Newborn series and from consultation with member states and many organizations and individuals. ENAP’s aim is to support countries in reaching the Sustainable Development Goal three (SDG 3) target of 12 or fewer newborn deaths per 1,000 live births and 12 or fewer stillbirths per 1,000 total births by 2030. ENAP is closely linked to the Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality targets and strategies. In order to track progress towards the ENAP vision to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths, data on both outcomes and coverage of interventions are essential to ensure that we are reaching those in need, especially the poorest families. Most of the almost 6 million deaths at birth occur in settings with the least data available (Lawn et al 2015). ENAP has set milestones for data improvement by 2020 since this will be fundamental for more rapid progress. 

  • LSHTM (3 people)
  • Kate Keber  (Save the children)
  • Cheryl Moyer (Steering committee member)
  • 2 representatives from each of the 5 project sites (Matlab, Bandim, Kintampo, Dabat and Iganga-Mayuge) (10 people)
  • INDEPTH secretariat (1)
  • INDEPTH MNWG technical secretariat (Peter Waiswa, Joseph Waiswa, Doris Kwesiga and Michael Ediau)
  • Total: 20