Webinar Series on Transforming care for newborns till August 2020 (WHO, UNICEF)

“Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn” is the title of the successful webinar series by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child health.

Leading experts on neonatal health will share insights on key findings of the “Survive and Thrive: transforming care for every small and sick newborn” report. Furthermore, they will discuss the current situation of newborn health in different countries, especially of those born too soon, too small or acutely ill and shared their lessons learned in order to improve maternal and newborn health worldwide.

Among the presenters was our chairwoman Silke Mader who shared her experience as an affected mother and also showed that parents’ voices are strong and can make a huge difference in the care of newborn babies. Silke talked about family-centred care, an approach dear to her heart, but also important to the WHO, which sees in the adaptation and scaling up of family-centred care one of the main steps to improve newborn health.

Yesterday’s session was on the care which babies are entitled to. Dr. Ornella Lincetto from WHO shared also the Kenya experience with the audience. The webinar was recorded and will be soon available at:

Make sure you do not miss any of the other presentations and register at: The next webinar “Ensure they thrive” takes place on June 17, 2020.

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