The Challenge

Neonatal conditions are the leading cause of death and disability

in low-income countries.¹

In Africa, most births are in hospitals, yet 1.1 million newborns die annually,² 75% from preventable causes.³


While most women in Africa now deliver their babies in health facilities, these hospitals lack the life‐saving technologies, equipment, and trained staff that are necessary to manage preterm babies and newborns in distress.

The United Nations set a Global Sustainable Development goal to end preventable newborn deaths by 2030, but 60 countries will miss this target.


Reduce newborn mortality
in African hospitals by 50%


We collaborate with governments to strengthen health systems with innovative technology, education, and policy resources.

Deliver innovation

We deliver and sustain a package of affordable technologies for small and sick newborn care.

Develop education ecosystems

We prepare clinicians, biomedical technicians, and students to support small and sick newborn care and foster innovation.

Implement evidence-based care

We enable countries to implement evidence-based care for small and sick newborns and make the investment case to sustain quality care.



NEST360 first installed in Kenya in 2020.


Malawian baby in Zomba nursery


NEST360 Clinical training in Nigeria


Tanzanian Mom and Baby in Amana Hospital



NEST360 is an international alliance of clinical, biomedical, and public health experts from 22 leading institutions and organizations.


Addis Ababa University – Institute of Technology
Addis Ababa University – School of Public Health
Aga Khan University
APIN Public Health Intitatives
Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology
Hatch Technologies
Hawassa University
Ifakara Health Institute
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences
Kenyatta University
Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences
Malawi University of Science and Technology
Mekelle University
University of Ibadan
University of Lagos
University of Lagos – College of Medicine
University of Oxford – KEMRI Wellcome Trust


3rd Stone Design
Emory University
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Northwestern University
Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies

Our Leadership

NEST360’s leadership is an international alliance of newborn care experts committed to ending preventable newborn deaths in African hospitals. Through our cross-cutting programs & leadership, we are aiming to reach SDG 3.2 in our 4 NEST360 countries. 

Learn more about our leadership below.


1. Vos, T., Lim, S. S., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abbasi, M., Abbasifard, M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abbastabar, H., Abd-Allah, F., Abdelalim, A., Abdollahi, M., Abdollahpour, I., Abolhassani, H., Aboyans, V., Abrams, E. M., Abreu, L. G., Abrigo, M. R., Abu-Raddad, L. J., Abushouk, A. I., … Murray, C. J. (2020, October). Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396(10258), 1204–1222.

2. Healthy Newborn Network. (n.d.). Database: Global and National Newborn Health Data and Indicators.

3. World Heath Organization. (2014, July). Every Newborn: an action plan to end preventable deaths.

4. World Health Organization. (n.d.). Global Health Observatory (GHO) data: Neonatal mortality. child_health/mortality/neonatal_text/en/