Identification of possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) and timely initiation of appropriate antibiotic treatment can dramatically increase a newborn’s chance of survival.

Recent research has shown that when hospitalization is not possible, a safe, effective, and simpler antibiotic treatment can be provided in lower-level facilities.


number of neonatal deaths attributed to neonatal infections per year


estimated number of neonatal PSBI cases that required treatment in 2012