Closing the neonatal infection detection gap from data and evidence to action

This is the first seminar in the Implementation Toolkit for Small and Sick Newborn Care Seminar Series. It discusses the important topic of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in newborn care.

A recent scoping review highlighted infection detection as a key gap in addressing health care-associated infections, which are a major cause of neonatal mortality in small and sick newborn care units. This seminar discusses solutions to close this gap in the ward, laboratory and at the ward-laboratory interface.

This seminar series is structured around the Health System Building Blocks (HSBBs) and is linked to the NEST360 | UNICEF Newborn Implementation Toolkit. Learn more about the toolkit:

Innovation partnerships | Olusola Oke, University of Ibadan

Innovation partnerships | Olusola Oke, University of Ibadan

Olusola Oke is a NEST360 Invention Education team member and the Design Studio Assistant Manager at the University of Ibadan (UI) in Nigeria. Mr. Oke visited the United States in October 2022 as part of a bidirectional exchange program to meet his colleagues at Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies (Rice360) and NEST360. While in the United States, Mr. Oke shared his insights on fostering innovation capacity through the UI design studio, presenting at conferences in San Antonio, Texas, and Seattle, Washington, and providing a guest lecture at Rice University. He shared the following reflections after his engagement in the bidirectional exchange program.