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Table 4 High impact, low cost interventions to save newborns.

From: Born Too Soon: Care for the preterm baby

Intervention Lives saved Cost
Case management of neonatal sepsis* ~500,000 $0.13 $2.03
Chlorhexidine umbilical cord cleaning* Cannot estimate in LiST $0.23
Neonatal resuscitation* ~230,000 ~$0.50 - $10.00
Antenatal corticosteroids for preterm labour* ~430,000 ~$0.60
Kangaroo Mother Care ~450,000  
  1. * Prioritised by the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities for Women and Children
  2. Source: interventions marked with* (Save the Children, 2013) [133]; Kangaroo Mother Care analysis (Lawn et al. 2013) [2].