Care of the Small and Sick Newborn Community of Practice Webinars
Previously known as the KMC Acceleration Partnership (KAP) community of practice on the Knowledge Gateway, the CoP has expanded its technical reach to cover the Care of the Small and Sick Newborn (SSNB CoP) and is now hosted on the WHO-supported IBP Network platform.
Date & time: August 11, 2020 @ 9am EDT (UTC -4)
Moderator: Neena Khadka
Facilitators: Nathalie Charpak, Goldy Mazia, Stephen Sara, Robert Dreibelbis, Queen Dube & Steve Wall
Dr. Nathalie Charpak is a French and Colombian pediatrician. As the founder and director of the Kangaroo Foundation, and associate researcher of the Pontificia Javieriana University in Bogota, her research focuses on the care of low-birth weight and preterm infants and the application of kangaroo mother care (KMC). Dr. Charpak’s work has earned her, and the Kangaroo Foundation, multiple awards, including the Legion of Honour and the Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award.
Dr. Robert Dreibelbis is an Associate Professor at the Disease Control Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His work focuses on understanding hygiene behaviors and the design and evaluation of behavior change interventions in households, communities, and public institutions. Dr. Dreibelbis is the Principal Investigator for the Changing Hygiene Around Maternal Priorities study in Cambodia.
Dr. Queen Dube is head of pediatrics at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, the largest tertiary hospital in Malawi. Dr. Dube has worked with the Ministry of Health, Saving Newborn Lives, Pediatrics and Child Health association of Malawi and UNICEF to improve the quality of newborn care in district hospitals and to improve the quality and uptake of KMC in Malawi. Queen is a co-PI on NEST360, a multi-institutional initiative to halve neonatal mortality in Africa.
Dr. Goldy Mazia is the Senior Advisor for Newborn Health at Save the Children with over 30 years of experience in the health care field as a provider and administrator in Colombia, South America, and the Negev desert of Israel; and 16 years as a public health practitioner and global technical leader in the field of child health, with a specific focus on newborn health. In prior roles she has served as a technical advisor for newborn health on various USAID flagship projects (BASICS, MCHIP, and MCSP) with PATH where she was leading the Latin America and Caribbean activities and the Zika response for newborns.
Stephen Sara has 10 years’ experience working on global health and international development programs. For the past six years, Steve has been a member of Save the Children’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team, where he leads the agency’s global WASH portfolio. Steve and his team implement WASH activities that improve the quality of maternal, newborn and child health in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Steve is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Dr. Stephen Wall is a pediatrician and neonatologist as well as a public health expert. For the past 15 years, he was Senior Technical Advisor to Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives Initiative, becoming Director in 2018. He is currently Senior Director of Newborn Health at Save the Children. At Save, he has overseen global and country-based efforts to improve newborn survival through research and innovation, implementation research, and advocacy for policy change and program development.
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