Conversations on World Prematurity Day

Nov 17 is World Prematurity Day. This day is about raising awareness, advancing research, promoting advocacy, education, and action to reduce the burden of premature birth at global, regional and national levels. Born too Soon was published in 2012, jointly by March of Dimes, Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child...

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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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