Webinar | Action for the Newborn: Global and Country Priorities and Implementation

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Newborn Health has come a long way! A global newborn action plan developed by a dynamic group of global and country champions was endorsed at the World Health Assembly in 2014. This initiative catalyzed the development of over 50 national action plans in three years. Newborn health priorities and strategies have evolved in alignment with the SDGs and adapted to each year’s learning. This webinar will present an overview of global newborn priorities as articulated in the Every Newborn Action Plan Results Framework and highlight three country experiences. These examples include how India scaled up family integrated, nurturing care of small and sick newborns in secondary level hospitals as a national strategy; how Ethiopia scaled up infection management through the primary health care system; and reflections on Bangladesh’s newborn programming. Access the full recording here (passcode: 8?#jQF5W) and the presentation slides here

The webinar featured:

National Rollout of Small and Sick Newborn Care in India. 

  • Sumita Ghosh, Additional Commissioner, Newborn and Child Health, Ministry of Health
  • Harish Kumar, Project Director, Vriddhi, India

National Rollout of Management of Possible Severe Bacterial Infection In Newborns and Young Infants through the IMNCI Program in Ethiopia. 

  • Meseret Zelalem, Director for MCH Director, Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
  • Yunis Mussema, Deputy Team Lead, Family Health, USAID/Ethiopia

Perspectives of newborn health progress and priorities in Bangladesh

Professor Shahidullah, Chairman, Department of Neonatology, BSSMU

Moderated by: 

  • Steve Wall, Senior Advisor, Newborn Health, Save the Children

You can access the full recording here (passcode: 8?#jQF5W) and the presentation here. These resources are also available here on the Child Health Task Force website. To hear about future events, resources and opportunities in child and newborn health, you can join the Task Force here.