Managing newborn sepsis in India

Possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), or neonatal sepsis, is a major cause of mortality among young infants in India, contributing to 33% of neonatal deaths.[1] The Government of India (GOI) launched operational guidelines in 2014 for use of injection gentamicin by auxiliary nurse midwives to manage sepsis in young infants where...

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The 12 most widely downloaded HNN resources in 2016

2016 was an important year for newborn health. Some highlights included new research and guidelines emphasizing the importance of addressing perinatal deaths, managing infections and improving postnatal care, and counting every baby. Seven international professional associations endorsed a joint statement on kangaroo mother care to accelerate its use for small...

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Productive Every Newborn metrics facility-based research site visits

Following the ENAP Research Design Workshop for Facility Based Metrics held in April 2016, ENAP metrics team and research partners have been working hard towards implementing the first step on the measurement improvement roadmap relating to facility-based testing of coverage indicators for selected interventions for Every Newborn Action Plan and...

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