Joy Lawn

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Newborn survival: a multi-country analysis of a decade of change
    Joy E Lawn
    Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 27:iii6-28. 2012
  2. pmc 15 Million preterm births annually: what has changed this year?
    Mary V Kinney
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
    Reprod Health 9:28. 2012
  3. pmc Neonatal survival interventions in humanitarian emergencies: a survey of current practices and programs
    Jennifer O Lam
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Confl Health 6:2. 2012
  4. pmc Assessment of the uptake of neonatal and young infant referrals by community health workers to public health facilities in an urban informal settlement, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Duduzile Nsibande
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 491 Ridge Road, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:47. 2013
  5. pmc An effectiveness study of an integrated, community-based package for maternal, newborn, child and HIV care in South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Trials 12:236. 2011
  6. pmc Perception and practice of Kangaroo Mother Care after discharge from hospital in Kumasi, Ghana: a longitudinal study
    Samuel B Nguah
    Department of Child Health, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, PO Box 1934, Kumasi, Ghana
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:99. 2011
  7. pmc Care during labor and birth for the prevention of intrapartum-related neonatal deaths: a systematic review and Delphi estimation of mortality effect
    Anne C C Lee
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S10. 2011
  8. pmc Clean birth and postnatal care practices to reduce neonatal deaths from sepsis and tetanus: a systematic review and Delphi estimation of mortality effect
    Hannah Blencowe
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:S11. 2011
  9. pmc Lives Saved Tool supplement detection and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy to reduce syphilis related stillbirths and neonatal mortality
    Hannah Blencowe
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:S9. 2011
  10. pmc Effect of case management on neonatal mortality due to sepsis and pneumonia
    Anita K M Zaidi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 11:S13. 2011

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. doi request reprint Newborn survival: a multi-country analysis of a decade of change
    Joy E Lawn
    Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 27:iii6-28. 2012
    ..Accelerating progress requires data-driven investments and addressing context-specific implementation realities...
  2. pmc 15 Million preterm births annually: what has changed this year?
    Mary V Kinney
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
    Reprod Health 9:28. 2012
    ..Actions to improve care would save hundreds of thousands of babies born too soon from death and disability. Accelerated prevention requires urgent research breakthroughs...
  3. pmc Neonatal survival interventions in humanitarian emergencies: a survey of current practices and programs
    Jennifer O Lam
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Confl Health 6:2. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Assessment of the uptake of neonatal and young infant referrals by community health workers to public health facilities in an urban informal settlement, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Duduzile Nsibande
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 491 Ridge Road, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:47. 2013
    ..This model has not been tested in a peri-urban poor setting in Africa, or in a high HIV context...
  5. pmc An effectiveness study of an integrated, community-based package for maternal, newborn, child and HIV care in South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Trials 12:236. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Perception and practice of Kangaroo Mother Care after discharge from hospital in Kumasi, Ghana: a longitudinal study
    Samuel B Nguah
    Department of Child Health, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, PO Box 1934, Kumasi, Ghana
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:99. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate its in-hospital and continued practice in the community among mothers of low birth weight (LBW) infants discharged from two hospitals in Kumasi, Ghana...
  7. pmc Care during labor and birth for the prevention of intrapartum-related neonatal deaths: a systematic review and Delphi estimation of mortality effect
    Anne C C Lee
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S10. 2011
    ..Our objective was to estimate the effect of various childbirth care packages on neonatal mortality due to intrapartum-related events ("birth asphyxia") in term babies for use in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)...
  8. pmc Clean birth and postnatal care practices to reduce neonatal deaths from sepsis and tetanus: a systematic review and Delphi estimation of mortality effect
    Hannah Blencowe
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:S11. 2011
    ..Annually over 520,000 newborns die from neonatal sepsis, and 60,000 more from tetanus. Estimates of the effect of clean birth and postnatal care practices are required for evidence-based program planning...
  9. pmc Lives Saved Tool supplement detection and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy to reduce syphilis related stillbirths and neonatal mortality
    Hannah Blencowe
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:S9. 2011
    ..Globally syphilis is an important yet preventable cause of stillbirth, neonatal mortality and morbidity...
  10. pmc Effect of case management on neonatal mortality due to sepsis and pneumonia
    Anita K M Zaidi
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 11:S13. 2011
    ..We have estimated the effect of providing oral, or injectable antibiotics at home or in first-level facilities, and of in-patient hospital care on neonatal mortality from pneumonia and sepsis for use in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)...
  11. pmc Neonatal resuscitation and immediate newborn assessment and stimulation for the prevention of neonatal deaths: a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi estimation of mortality effect
    Anne C C Lee
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S12. 2011
    ..03 million from complications of prematurity. No systematic assessment of mortality reduction from tactile stimulation or resuscitation has been published...
  12. pmc Making stillbirths count, making numbers talk - issues in data collection for stillbirths
    J Frederik Frøen
    Department of Genes and Environment, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:58. 2009
    ..This information will guide efforts to prevent stillbirths and improve quality of care...
  13. pmc Delivering interventions to reduce the global burden of stillbirths: improving service supply and community demand
    Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Division of Maternal and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:S7. 2009
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Four million newborn deaths: is the global research agenda evidence-based?
    Joy E Lawn
    Senior Research and Policy Advisor, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children US, South Africa
    Early Hum Dev 84:809-14. 2008
    ..Listing research options and applying quantitative scoring enables systematic, transparent research prioritisation. As well as a research pipeline, a "people pipeline" is required to generate research capacity in low-income countries...
  15. pmc 3.2 million stillbirths: epidemiology and overview of the evidence review
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:S2. 2009
    ..This first paper in the series outlines issues in stillbirth data availability and quality, the global epidemiology of stillbirths, and describes the methodology and framework used for the review of interventions and strategies...
  16. doi request reprint Reducing intrapartum-related deaths and disability: can the health system deliver?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:S123-40, S140-2. 2009
    ..Each year 1.02 million intrapartum stillbirths and 904,000 intrapartum-related neonatal deaths (formerly called "birth asphyxia") occur, closely linked to 536,000 maternal deaths, an estimated 42% of which are intrapartum-related...
  17. pmc 'Kangaroo mother care' to prevent neonatal deaths due to preterm birth complications
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i144-54. 2010
    ..Whilst increasingly accepted in both high- and low-income countries, a Cochrane review (2003) did not find evidence of KMC's mortality benefit, and did not report neonatal-specific data...
  18. doi request reprint Stillbirths: Where? When? Why? How to make the data count?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 377:1448-63. 2011
    ..A new focus on all deaths around the time of birth is crucial to inform programmatic investment...
  19. doi request reprint Two million intrapartum-related stillbirths and neonatal deaths: where, why, and what can be done?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:S5-18, S19. 2009
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Newborn survival in low resource settings--are we delivering?
    J E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
    BJOG 116:49-59. 2009
    ..There are promising models that have been tested mainly in research studies in Asia that are now being adapted and evaluated at scale including through a network of African implementation research trials...
  21. doi request reprint 3.6 million neonatal deaths--what is progressing and what is not?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    Semin Perinatol 34:371-86. 2010
    ..A critical step is improving the quantity, quality and use of data to select and implement the most effective interventions and strengthen existing programs, especially at district level...
  22. ncbi request reprint Why are 4 million newborn babies dying each year?
    Joy E Lawn
    International Perinatal Unit, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Lancet 364:399-401. 2004
  23. pmc Four million neonatal deaths: counting and attribution of cause of death
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:410-6. 2008
    ..If neonatal deaths remain uncounted, they cannot count in policy and in programmes...
  24. ncbi request reprint 4 million neonatal deaths: when? Where? Why?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, and International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 365:891-900. 2005
    ..While we neglect these challenges, 450 newborn children die every hour, mainly from preventable causes, which is unconscionable in the 21st century...
  25. pmc No cry at birth: global estimates of intrapartum stillbirths and intrapartum-related neonatal deaths
    Joy Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children, International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 83:409-17. 2005
    ..7 to 1.2 million. Estimates for intrapartum stillbirths are not available. We aimed to estimate the numbers of intrapartum-related neonatal deaths and intrapartum stillbirths in the year 2000...
  26. ncbi request reprint 1 year after The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series--was the call for action heard?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, and Institute of Child Health, London, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 367:1541-7. 2006
  27. pmc Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (1 of 7): definitions, description of the burden and opportunities to improve data
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children, 11 South Way, Pinelands Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:S1. 2010
    ..This is the first of seven articles from a preterm birth and stillbirth report. Presented here is an overview of the burden, an assessment of the quality of current estimates, review of trends, and recommendations to improve data...
  28. pmc Neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings: what, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up?
    Stephen N Wall
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Washington DC and Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:S47-62, S63-4. 2009
    ..The major burden is in low-income settings, where health system capacity to provide neonatal resuscitation is inadequate...
  29. doi request reprint Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2008: a systematic analysis
    Robert E Black
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 375:1969-87. 2010
    ..Up-to-date information on the causes of child deaths is crucial to guide global efforts to improve child survival. We report new estimates for 2008 of the major causes of death in children younger than 5 years...
  30. pmc Folic acid to reduce neonatal mortality from neural tube disorders
    Hannah Blencowe
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i110-21. 2010
    ..The burden of NTDs in low-income countries and the effectiveness of folic acid fortification/supplementation are unclear...
  31. ncbi request reprint Estimating the causes of 4 million neonatal deaths in the year 2000
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, 11 South Way, Pinelands, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 35:706-18. 2006
    ....
  32. pmc Countdown to 2015: will the Millennium Development Goal for child survival be met?
    Joy E Lawn
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Arch Dis Child 92:551-6. 2007
    ..Reports are published and commitments are made, but is there real progress? Are poor people being reached with essential health care? Who will hold leaders to account: celebrities, activists or health professionals?..
  33. doi request reprint Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver?
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:835-46. 2009
    ..The costs are affordable and the key gap is leadership and effective implementation at every level of the health system, including national and local accountability for service provision...
  34. pmc Antenatal steroids in preterm labour for the prevention of neonatal deaths due to complications of preterm birth
    Judith Mwansa-Kambafwile
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, 11 South Way, Pinelands, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i122-33. 2010
    ..However, although >1 million deaths due to preterm birth occur annually, antenatal steroids are not routine practice in low-income countries where most of these deaths occur...
  35. doi request reprint Alma-Ata 30 years on: revolutionary, relevant, and time to revitalise
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 372:917-27. 2008
    ..Revitalisng Alma-Ata and learning from three decades of experience is crucial to reach the ambitious goal of health for all in all countries, both rich and poor...
  36. ncbi request reprint Where is maternal and child health now?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Pinelands, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
    Lancet 368:1474-7. 2006
  37. pmc Tetanus toxoid immunization to reduce mortality from neonatal tetanus
    Hannah Blencowe
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 39:i102-9. 2010
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Every death counts: use of mortality audit data for decision making to save the lives of mothers, babies, and children in South Africa
    Debbie Bradshaw
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 371:1294-304. 2008
    ..Audit is powerful, but only if the data lead to action...
  39. doi request reprint Achieving the health Millennium Development Goals for South Africa: challenges and priorities
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:1023-31. 2009
    ..The South African Government, installed in April, 2009, has the mandate and potential to address the public health emergencies facing the country--will they do so or will another opportunity and many more lives be lost?..
  40. pmc Advancing the state of the world's newborns
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Office of Health, Save the Children Federation US, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 81:224-5. 2003
  41. doi request reprint Countdown to 2015 for maternal, newborn, and child survival: the 2008 report on tracking coverage of interventions
    Jennifer Bryce
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
    Lancet 371:1247-58. 2008
    ..We aimed to report on 68 countries which have 97% of maternal and child deaths worldwide, and on 22 interventions that have been proven to improve maternal, newborn, and child survival...
  42. doi request reprint Saving newborn lives in Asia and Africa: cost and impact of phased scale-up of interventions within the continuum of care
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, E8153, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Policy Plan 23:101-17. 2008
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Can the world afford to save the lives of 6 million children each year?
    Jennifer Bryce
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 365:2193-200. 2005
    ..Here we assess the cost of delivering these interventions, and discuss whether the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for child survival falls within the financial capacities of donors and developing countries...
  44. ncbi request reprint Why are 4 million newborn babies dying every year?
    Joy E Lawn
    Lancet 364:2020. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Systematic scaling up of neonatal care in countries
    Rudolf Knippenberg
    Health Section UNICEF, 3 UN Plaza, NY 10017, USA
    Lancet 365:1087-98. 2005
    ..Monitoring progress and effect is essential to refining strategies. National aims to reduce neonatal deaths should be set, and interventions incorporated into national plans and existing programmes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Stillbirth rates: delivering estimates in 190 countries
    Cynthia Stanton
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 367:1487-94. 2006
    ..We sought to identify available data and use these to estimate the rates and numbers of stillbirths for 190 countries for the year 2000, and provide uncertainty estimates...
  47. ncbi request reprint Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workers
    Andy Haines
    Director s office, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 369:2121-31. 2007
    ..The introduction of large-scale programmes for community health workers requires evaluation to document the impact on child survival and cost effectiveness and to elucidate factors associated with success and sustainability...
  48. ncbi request reprint Continuum of care for maternal, newborn, and child health: from slogan to service delivery
    Kate J Kerber
    Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 370:1358-69. 2007
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Primary health care: making Alma-Ata a reality
    John Walley
    Nuffield Centre for Health and Development, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Lancet 372:1001-7. 2008
    ..Progress should be measured and accountability assured. We prioritise research questions and suggest actions and measures for stakeholders both locally and globally, which are required to revitalise primary health care...
  50. doi request reprint 30 years after Alma-Ata: has primary health care worked in countries?
    Jon Rohde
    Management Sciences for Health, Boston, MA, USA James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Lancet 372:950-61. 2008
    ..More detailed analysis and evaluation within and across countries would be invaluable in guiding investments for primary health care, and expediting progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and "health for all"...