Training of trainers in WHO essential newborn care course
Other TitlesDhaka, Bangladesh, 10-14 September 2006
AbstractThe Essential Newborn Care Course has been developed by the Making Pregnancy Safer (MPS) Department at WHO Headquarters and is based on the "WHO Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn care - A Guide for Essential Practice". It aims to train health-care providers at the community level to take care of the newborn baby during birth and thereafter. The first Intercountry Training of Trainers on Essential Newborn Care was held at the Central Women's Hospital in Yangon with 16 experienced trainers and newborn care specialists from six countries - India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The report gives a brief overview of the 5-day training course which is skills-based and conducted in line with the adult participatory learning techniques using a variety of teaching aids such as demonstrations, presentations, clinical practice, role play and discussions, etc. The course covered main areas of neonatal care including care at birth, initiating and supporting early breastfeeding, thermal control, examination of the normal newborn, neonatal resuscitation, Kangaroo mother care, communication skills and special care for the low birth-weight baby. At the end of the course participants discussed and shared the follow-up action plans that they would do in their respective countries.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Training of trainers in WHO essential newborn care course. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206501