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: