Nov. 21, 2020

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired an event to mark the National Newborn Week 2020.


  • Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year in the country from 15 to 21 November.

  • The aim for celebrating the week is to raise awareness about the importance of the newborn care for child survival and development.

  • The neonatal period (the first 28 days of life) is the crucial period for child survival; as this period carries the highest risk of deaths per day than any other period during the childhood.

  • This year, the theme of National Newborn Week is ‘Quality, Equity, Dignity for every newborn at every health facility and everywhere.