By untangling complicated supply chain challenges, these global health experts are helping to bring life-saving technologies to doctors in four African nations — and counting.
Newborn Health Articles
The Comprehensive Newborn Care Protocols provide guidance on newborn care to clinicians and nurses. These protocols in this handbook are underpinned on the ‘Newborn Care Quality Statements’ outlined in this handbook.
The 8th edition of the Newborn Technology Landscape is now live. There has been exciting growth across the 8th Edition as the Landscape now features over 100 different newborn technologies!
World Prematurity Day is an international day to raise awareness for babies who are born too soon. This year with partners around the world we highlighted Kangaroo Mother Care. Preterm birth continues to be the leading contributor to under-5 deaths globally, being responsible for almost half of all under-5 deaths in 2021. Immediate initiation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has shown to significantly decrease newborn mortality. Skin-to-skin contact’s benefits includes improved thermal regulation, infection prevention, improved breast feeding, positive facilitation of physiological, behavioral, psychosocial, and neurodevelopment, and a reduced risk of neonatal mortality.
A summary of activities from quarter 3 and quarter 4 in each NEST360 country. Our teams have made incredible progress this year towards sustainability and institutionalizing NEST in small and sick newborn care.
Performance & Operational Characteristics for ROP Imaging DeviceAs neonatal care improves worldwide, reducing the risks of disabilities and impairments becomes essential. WHO and UNICEF provide guidance on reduction of the risks of disabilities and impairments...
Contributors: Carrie Noxon, Emily Bull, and Nicole MorenoRice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies offers post-baccalaureate fellowships for exceptional early-career engineers with an interest in medical technology for low-resource settings. During their time...
Lecturers and mentors who attended the Newborn ETAT course also had the opportunity to participate in the Generic Instructor Course (GIC) on May 4-6, 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya. The GIC provides training to potential instructors in how to teach providers course material. GIC attendees learn the principles of teaching adults in different learning environments through lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and interactive practice sessions. The skills learned in GIC are beneficial beyond life support courses and can inform all teaching.
American Academy of Pediatrics Journal recently published a blog on a study conducted by a team of physicians and scientists, including lead authors Alyssa Shapiro and Jessica Anderson from Rice University, on a neonatal jaundice point-of-care detection device (Bilispec).