Photo: Ian P. Hurley/Save the Children
A newborn baby receives phototherapy treatment at St. Francis Hospital Nsambya’s neonatal unit to try and break down Bilirubin that could cause jaundice. The private, not-for-profit hospital is located in Kampala, Uganda, and has become a leader in improving newborn survival in the country.
Postnatal care for babies can take many forms. Newborn conditions like jaundice affect millions of newborns in high, middle and low-income countries alike. If not treated, it can lead to brain damage or death. It is thus critical for parents and caregivers to recognize the warning signs and immediatey seek care at a health facility.
- D-Rev, a HNN partner organization, is working to address newborn jaundice in India.
- News: Portable jaundice therapy could save infants’ lives
- Resource: Jaundice Management Guide
- Blog: Neonatal jaundice is a preventable killer