Written by Helen Bokea & Ekran Rashid

Contributors: Carrie Noxon and Nicole Moreno

GIC for Pre-service clinical training

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.

Clinical mentorship

All 13 NEST implementing hospitals in Kenya participated in two-day clinical mentorship visits between April 13 and May 6, 2022. Each hospital identified its mentorship needs, and mentors targeted these topics through practical and hands-on sessions. After the mentorship, the mentors and mentees developed an action plan that included deadlines and responsible persons to effect changes.

Mission to revolutionize newborn care in sub-Saharan Africa

Mission to revolutionize newborn care in sub-Saharan Africa

The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) international alliance has launched Phase 2 of its groundbreaking mission to reduce newborn mortality in sub-Saharan Africa with $65 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), The ELMA Foundation, and generous individual contributions.