Neonatal Health

The first days and weeks of life are critical for the future health and survival of a child. Nearly two-thirds of the 6.5 million infant deaths each year occur within the first four weeks of life, and about two-thirds of those occur within the first week.

Courses

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 - MLE/NURHI. Description - Group of mothers waiting with their children in the waiting room of a public health facility in Nigeria.
Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) encompasses preventive health behaviors that can be successfully carried out using a number of different modern contraceptive methods to help women and...
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...
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...