Neonatal Health in Humanitarian Settings Expert Consultation Summary and Next Steps
Save the Children and CDC’s International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (IERHB) would like to extend a sincere thank you for your participation and leadership at the expert technical meeting on neonatal survival in humanitarian settings, held from July 16-17th, 2012 at the Save the Children office in Washington DC.
The expert meeting brought together over 50 neonatal health experts, epidemiologist and humanitarian health experts from more than fifteen organizations. The panelists presented the latest effective interventions, drugs and medical supplies needed for neonatal health services, mortality measurement methodologies and other process indicators to measure impact of neonatal health interventions, and explored research priorities. The synthesis of the presentations and discussions has been captured for proceedings write-up and publication in a peer-reviewed journal for wider dissemination.
Meeting objectives included:
- To share and discuss the latest evidenced-based interventions for neonatal survival
- To develop consensus on priority interventions and indicators to monitor progress/impact of neonatal health services in the acute phase of an emergency
- To develop consensus on a neonatal medical kit that can be piloted/implemented in an emergency setting
- To explore priority operational and programmatic research questions on neonatal health in humanitarian settings
The meeting, through your participation and leadership has increased the knowledge base related to neonatal health and in formulating the first draft neonatal health package that can delivered in the acute phase of humanitarian responses.
We still have to complete the task of vetting and finalizing the neonatal health package in the coming weeks for which we need your continued active participation. Please keep tuned to the HNN website, correspondences from each working group, and the meeting hosts
- Updates and results from the consultation will be soon available on HNN, visit our Newborn Health in Emergencies page.
- Please contact working group leaders in you would like to be engaged in the working group activities.