Webinar: Newborns and COVID-19 -Now is the time to act for every newborn, everywhere

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Newborns and COVID-19: Now is the time to act for every newborn, everywhere

Webinar – Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 12:00 GMT, 13:00 CAT

Register for this webinar for a deep dive into newly published findings on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on small and sick newborns care and to discuss actions needed to protect past gains made for newborns and use learnings during COVID to date to improve health systems to deliver for newborns.

Introduction: Dr Anshu Banerjee, Director for Maternal, Newborn and Childand Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization

Part 1: News for newborns in the COVID- 19 era

  • Evidence and risks – Professor Joy Lawn (LSHTM)
  • Reality from around the world – Dr Suman Rao (WHO)

Part 2: Now is the time to act for every newborn, everywhere

  • Data for action – Dr Gagan Gupta: Trends in disruption to essential MNH services & action needed
  • Government roles and large-scale innovation – Ministry of Health Malawi: Dr. Queen Dube, Director Health Services Ministry of Health, Malawi and a representative from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

Closing: Dr Luwei Pearson,Deputy Health Director, UNICEF

The webinar is organized by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and the Every Newborn Management Team with the support of WHO and UNICEF.

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