Eighty percent of high-mortality countries have suffered either a recent conflict, recurring natural disasters, or both, and today, 230 million children under the age of 5 live in countries affected by conflict. To address the critical needs of mothers and newborns in emergencies, an inter-agency collaboration developed the Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings: Field Guide. The Field Guide is a companion to the Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings, and prioritizes the most critical health services and supplies to prevent and manage the three main causes of newborn death at each level of care. With support from Save the Children and partners, the Field Guide is being tested in three sites in South Sudan, covering approximately 250,000 displaced people. Learning will be used to finalize the Field Guide and integrated in the revision of Reproductive Health Field Manual and other relevant guidelines.
Please join the Principal Investigators of the South Sudan study, to learn more about the Field Guide and to hear baseline results from the operational research.
- Samira Sami, Co Principal Investigator and DrPH Candidate/Research Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Kate Kerber, Co Principal Investigator and Senior Technical Specialist, Save the Children
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