WHO technical specifications of neonatal resuscitation devices

The WHO technical specifications for neonatal resuscitation devices were developed based on existing international standards, evidence-based publications from reliable sources and field expert experience.

The purpose of WHO technical specifications for Neonatal resuscitation devices: is to provide a minimum standard baseline to meet the increasing demand to procure good quality, affordable, accessible and appropriate neonatal resuscitation devices.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Expert assessment of global health including statistics. Each report focuses on a particular theme.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


  • The African Health Monitor
    Web platform for data and statistics, analysis and synthesis of information to support countries establish national or sub-national health observatories.
  • Public Health Panaroma
    Lessons learned from the field, as well as original research work, to facilitate the use of evidence and good practice for public health action.

WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines

WHO Journals