Child Survival

Child survival and disease control including oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and zinc supplementation to treat diarrhea; basic immunizations for common ailments; micronutrient supplementation to treat malnutrition; and more; save the lives of approximately 6 million children under 5 each year.

Courses

Because birth complications are often unpredictable, having an emergency plan in place can mean the difference between life and death for a mother and her newborn. Read about the effects of anemia,...
Source - © 1991 Lauren Goodsmith, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - A malnourished and dehydrated infant is cared for at "Terre des Hommes" in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
Take this course to learn about the etiology and epidemiology, assessment and classification, and treatment and prevention of diarrhea. Program managers will particularly benefit from sessions on...
The course is aimed at those individuals involved in planning for, implementing, and evaluating essential obstetric and newborn care (EONC) programs. EONC encompasses all care that is provided during...
It is estimated that 34 out of every 1,000 babies born in developing countries die before they reach one month of age. In this course, authors discuss the continuum of care of the newborn which spans...
Source - © 2009 Stephanie VandenBerg, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - Public health nurses in Angola administer vaccines provided free by the government in remote communities as a means of promoting child health and minimizing preventable killers such as cholera and malaria.
The purpose of this course is to provide essential technical and managerial information that immunization program personnel need to know in order to effectively plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate...
Every year more than 700,000 children are infected with HIV. The most common route of HIV transmission for newborns and infants is mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). This course discusses the...
This course covers key issues in the prevention and treatment of neonatal infections, including epidemiology and magnitude of the problem, prevention and treatment of bacterial infections in the...
Aimed at program managers, this course discusses the basic concepts of good nutrition and common nutritional deficiencies, the magnitude of malnutrition in different populations, vulnerable groups...