In November 2019, the Global Call to Action for Newborn Care was published. In 8 political demands, the Call to Action strives to advance the care for babies born too soon, too small or too sick and the support given to their families. Up to now the Global Call to Action for Newborn Care is available in 22 languages, Japanese being one of them.
The International Communication Committee of the Japan Academy of Neonatal Nurses (JANN), supported us to translate the Call to Action into Japanese. The translated Japanese version was also presented at the 29th Conference of JANN in Kagoshima, Japan in November 2019. Moreover, the journal club at Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing took it one step further and selected and discussed the “Global Call to Action” to share its mission with the colleagues, both nursing and medicine. Together they evaluated their strengths and weaknesses.
We are inspired by this great initiative because with releasing the Call to Action, GLANCE hoped to achieve exactly that. We want to encourage other stakeholders to reflect on their own current situation. What have we already achieved, what can we work on and how? This first-hand feedback is extremely important to continuously advance newborn and maternal care on a global level.
We thank the Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing, respectively their journal club for their support and for this great professional input, which will hopefully be an example for many.
Special thanks go to Dr. Kazuyo Uehara, Dr. Aya Nakai, and Dr. Miki Konishi who translated the Global Call to Action from English to Japanese.
To read the detailed conclusions of the discussion, please click here
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