Newborns die at alarming rates in the developing world, nearly 4 million every year. Most can be saved with low-cost, low-tech interventions. Our newborn care series brings alive these lifesaving interventions in a memorable and engaging way to help health workers learn and save newborn lives.
The newborn care series provides our target audience of frontline health workers with visual clinical guidelines for training and review in the clinic setting. We have drawn primarily on the following international standards of care: Care of the Newborn Reference Manual, Save the Children, 2004; Managing Newborn Problems, WHO, 2003; and Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses Chart Booklet, WHO, 2011.
The content has been reviewed by newborn care experts—pediatricians and midwives with extensive experience in developing countries. Field-testing was done in focus groups with frontline health workers all over the world.
The films are meant as complementary training tools, covering the key points of topics that can be visually conveyed. We suggest they be used in pre-service and in-service education and be kept by health workers for review in their clinic settings.
The completed newborn care series will consist of 35+ videos. The films are voiced over to allow for narration in other languages. All versions are available for download on our website, free-of-charge for those in resource-poor settings. We would greatly appreciate hearing from our users about whether they found the videos to be helpful, and any changes they would recommend to improve them.