Family Centered Care for Newborns to improve newborn survival and developmental outcomes

Nakintu Prossy's two-day-old preterm baby girl sleeps in an incubator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kiwoko Hospital on August 30, 2012 at the facility in Kiwoko, Nakaseke district, Central Uganda. Nakintu gave birth to twins, one boy and one girl six weeks early. The baby boy was was receiving kangaroo mother care from his mother at the time of this photograph. Nakintu heard about kangaroo mother care during her antenatal care sessions and said she will be an advocate for KMC with her family and friends. She knows that it will provide her babies with normal brain growth and will allow for bonding between her babies and her.

Care of the Small and Sick Newborn Community of Practice Webinars

Previously known as the KMC Acceleration Partnership (KAP) community of practice on the Knowledge Gateway, the CoP has expanded its technical reach to cover the Care of the Small and Sick Newborn (SSNB CoP) and is now hosted on the WHO-supported IBP Network platform.

The inaugural webinar will be building on the momentum and expression of interest from participants in the Survive and Thrive report webinars on the Care of Small and Sick Newborns. It will be a facilitated interactive discussion with leading experts aiming to provide more in-depth information on the evolution and definitions around Family Centered Care and experiences in advocacy, policy-making and implementation in a middle-income country, India. The Executive Director of a Ghana parents’ association will share her experiences with the group.

Family Centered Care for Newborns to improve newborn survival and developmental outcomes

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10 – 11 am EDT


Dr. Linda S. Franck, RN, PhD, FRCPCH, FAAN – University of California in San Francisco
Dr. Arti Maria, MD, DM (Neonatology) – RML Hospital New Delhi
Selina Bentoom, Parents Advisory Board Member – EFCNI, Afpnc, Ghana

Webinar recording

Introductory PowerPoint

Genesis & Journey of Family Participatory Care in India – Dr. Arti Maria

Family-Centered Care: Why is it so important for newborn health? – Dr. Linda Franck, RN, PhD

Family Centered Care – Parents Experiences & Perspectives – Ms. Selina Bentoom

New Community of Practice: Care of the Small and Sick Newborn – Dr. Goldy Mazia / Dr. Steve Wall

Join the Community of Practice