Webinar | SSNB CoP -Infection Prevention, Control and Management in the Neonatal Unit

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On July 12th, the Care of the Small and Sick Newborn CoP hosted a webinar in partnership with NEST360. This session aimed to follow on from the Implementation Toolkit for Small and Sick Newborn Care Seminar which focused on “Closing the neonatal infection detection gap: from data and evidence to action,” hosted in April 2022. This session took an in-depth look at gaps in detecting neonatal infection in facilities and specific infection prevention, control and management practices in neonatal units in Malawi and India followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions and answers.


  • Dr. Neena Khadka –Newborn Health Focal Point, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, USAID Grantee


  • Dr. James Cross – NEST360 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr. Oliver Pearse –  Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust
  • Dr. Sushma Nangia – Department of Neonatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital


  • Introductions
  • Neonatal infection detection gap: Barriers and enablers to the use of neonatal blood culture in facilities within NEST360
  • Neonatal infection and environmental contamination on a neonatal unit in Malawi
  • Antibiotic stewardship in a neonatal unit in India
  • Discussion and Q&A
  • Wrap-up

Date: 12 July 2022
Time: 8am EST | 1pm BST | 3pm EAT | 5:30pm IST
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Watch the recording here. 

Passcode: SSNBCoPIPC!712

View the webinar slides here.