SSNB CoP Webinar Slides – Newborns and COVID-19: A discussion with practitioners

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This presentation compiles slides from three presenters from the Care for the Small and Sick Newborn Community of Practice Webinar “Newborns and COVID-19: A discussion with practitioners.

This webinar was a follow-up on the information presented during Newborns and COVID-19: Now is the time to act for every newborn, everywhere” on March 30, hosted by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the Every Newborn Action Plan management team with the support of WHO and UNICEF. The previous webinar discussed the findings and policy implications of the newly published evidence in the Lancet and BMJ Global Health on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and sick newborns.

This second webinar highlighted the perspective of practitioners to examine the ongoing efforts to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19 to continue lifesaving care for small and sick newborns. The presentations discussed what work has been completed to date, key lessons learned, factors for success, and challenges that still need to be addressed with the following experts:

  • Colombia: Nathalie Charpak, Neonatologist and Adriana Montealegre, Neonatologist and Epidemiologist, Masters in Clinical epidemiology and PHD candidate in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Kenya: David Gathara, Assistant Professor Health Systems, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
  • Bangladesh: Professor Mohammod Shahidullah, Chairman, Department of Neonatology, BSMMU,


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