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New Signal Functions to Measure the Ability of Health Facilities to Provide Routine and Emergency Newborn Care

  • Sabine Gabrysch mail,

    sabine.gabrysch@uni-heidelberg.de

    Affiliation: University of Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Giulia Civitelli,

    Affiliations: University of Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany, Sapienza University of Rome, Public Health and Infectious Diseases Department, Rome, Italy

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  • Karen M. Edmond,

    Affiliation: University of Western Australia, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, Subiaco, Australia

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  • Matthews Mathai,

    Affiliation: Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Moazzam Ali,

    Affiliation: Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta,

    Affiliation: Division of Women and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Oona M. R. Campbell

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001340
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Sabine Gabrysch, Giulia Civitelli
University of Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany
Giulia Civitelli
Sapienza University of Rome, Public Health and Infectious Diseases Department, Rome, Italy
Karen M. Edmond
University of Western Australia, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, Subiaco, Australia
Matthews Mathai
Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Moazzam Ali
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Division of Women and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Oona M. R. Campbell
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sabine.gabrysch@uni-heidelberg.de

Competing Interests

ZAB is a member of the PLOS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist. MM and MA work for the World Health Organization (WHO); however, this report contains the collective views of an international group of experts, and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the WHO.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SG GC KME MM MA ZAB OMRC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SG GC KME MM MA ZAB OMRC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SG GC KME MM MA ZAB OMRC. Had idea for study: OMRC SG. Did literature review: GC SG. Did online survey: SG. Assessed survey tools: SG GC.