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Data-Driven Change Gets Big Boost in Malawi

Data-Driven Change Gets Big Boost in Malawi

NEST’s Malawi team partnered with the Ministry of Health to improve data collection in Malawi through a program that provides computers and REDCap training to data collectors at the facility level.
The Minister of Health, Honorable Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, was presented with a symbolic computer donation by Professor Kondwani Kawaza (NEST Program Co-PI) on March 24, 2022, at the Capitol Hill in Lilongwe. This gesture represents the beginning of the program aimed at improving data collection.

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A look into Generic Instructors Course (GIC) and Training of Trainers (TOT) Training in Malawi

A look into Generic Instructors Course (GIC) and Training of Trainers (TOT) Training in Malawi

As part of building the capacity of COIN trainers and potential instructors, a three-day Generic Instructor Course (GIC) was held from March 29-31, 2022, at Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre. The training drew 24 participants from CHAM facilities, training institutions, and public health facilities. Both local and internal faculty members facilitated the training.

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NEST360: Scaling Collaboration in Newborn Care – Million Lives Collective

NEST360: Scaling Collaboration in Newborn Care – Million Lives Collective

In December 2020, the Pumani bubbleCPAP was recognized by the Million Lives Collective for its impact on 1 million babies. Pumani filled a gap for CPAP devices suitable for neonatal wards in low- and middle-income settings. The experiences of implementing Pumani led to a comprehensive approach to newborn care that encompasses more than a single medical device. It inspired an international alliance to scale solutions like the bundle of newborn technologies to end preventable newborn deaths.

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