Sepsis/Infection

Reducing hypothermia in newborns admitted to a neonatal care unit in a large academic hospital in New Delhi, India

Neonatal hypothermia is a common and dangerous condition around the world. Seventy (70) percent of neonates born in a large children’s hospital in New Delhi, India and subsequently admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were...

Improving Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Kenya

This report provides an overview of the USAID ASSIST Project’s experience applying quality improvement (QI) to improve RMNCH services and reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Kenya and offers practical guidance to county-level...

Using quality improvement to address asepsis during intravenous procedures among neonates at Swami Dayanand Hospital, Delhi

In May 2016, ASSIST began collaborating with the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Swami Dayanand Hospital in India to increase the capacity of their staff to improve the quality of care in that department. The Swami Dayanand NICU...

Botswana Maternal Mortality Reduction Initiative: Final Report

Botswana has made tremendous progress in the reduction of maternal mortality since 1990. At that point, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the country was 360 per 100,000 live births. This rate remained high for the following 10 years,...

Changes that improved maternal health services during postnatal period in India

The change ideas shared in this document is a compilation of ideas that showed success in changing important processes to achieve improvement in services in immediate postpartum period. These change ideas were successfully implemented in a...

Assessment of Selected Best Practices for Maternal and Newborn Care in Albania, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia

This report describes the results of a four-country assessment, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), of high-impact maternal and newborn childbirth practices in the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) region. Conducted...

Evaluation of Medical and Nursing Competencies in Antenatal, Delivery, and Newborn Care in Five SILAIS in Nicaragua

In 2005 the Ministry of Health (MINSA) of Nicaragua conducted the first study of competencies of health staff who provide maternal and newborn services. Based on these results, MINSA, in conjunction with external agencies and projects,...

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