A new option for saving newborn lives

New WHO guidelines could help end preventable deaths of newborns and children under age 5 by 2030. Bina Valsangkar, newborn technical adviser with the Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children, shares how in this exclusive guest commentary.

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  • Bina Valsangkar

    Dr. Bina Valsangkar is a newborn technical adviser for the Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children. She works with health ministries and other partners in Malawi, Uganda, and Ethiopia to reduce neonatal mortality. Valsangkar completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., medical school at the University of Michigan, and a master’s in public health from Harvard University. She is adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at George Washington University.