Toolkit for Setting Up Special Care Newborn Units, Stabilisation Units and Newborn Care Corners

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Implemented in India. This toolkit provides recommendations in planning and managing Facility Based Care for Newborns at various levels, specifically on setting up Special Care Newborn Units (SCNUs), Stabilisation Units and Newborn Care Corners at different levels of healthcare organisation. The recommendations relate to the services, design, infrastructure, equipment, supplies and human resource requirements for providing newborn care at these levels. The document also provides detailed specifications of the equipment and tips for maintenance and use of the equipment. The toolkit is designed to serve as a ready-reference and a one-stop guide for the establishment of newborn care units.

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