Operationalization of WHO guidelines for managing possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) in young infants

Infections remain a leading cause of newborn deaths globally. In 2015, WHO issued a guideline for managing possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) in young infants (0-59 days) using simplified antibiotic regimens – including fewer injections, provided closer to the community – when compliance with hospital referral is not feasible. The guideline aims...

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Virtual Quality of Care Coaches Training in Ethiopia

Followed by the virtual Quality Improvement(QI) workshop[1] held by UNICEF ESARO, WHO, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health in Kenya in June, a virtual training for Quality of Care(QoC) coaches was organized by health section of UNICEF Ethiopia country office(ECO) supported by UNICEF ESARO and in collaboration with Ministry of...

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Organizational approaches towards implementation of quality care webinar: A reflection

As of March 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and the virus had spread to many countries and territories. While COVID-19 continues to spread, communities must take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the negative impacts of the outbreak and...

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SNL Newborn Health Legacy e-Talk series: Summary

Beginning in 2000 with a ground-breaking grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) marked the first newborn health program of its kind, elevating Save the Children’s contribution to the area of newborn health. It is an unprecedented legacy, shared with partners around the globe. Save...

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