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99nicu
99nicu

99nicu is an independent and international Internet community for neonatal staff. 99nicu provides a platform for sharing expertise and experience regardless of geographical boundaries and time zones. 

Membership: Open

For more information: https://99nicu.org

Caring Essentials
Caring Essentials:  Trauma Informed Professional Certificate Program

Becoming a trauma informed professional (TIP) begins with unbundling one’s passion, mission, and noble purpose from the myriad of tasks, rituals and routines that often overshadow and overpower one’s presence in the caring moment. The attributes provide a road map for personal and professional growth and development that is the cornerstone for cultural transformation within healthcare and across our global society.

Membership: Open

For more information: https://www.courses-caringessentials.net/store/A4b3ZynV

Contact: info@caringessentials.net

Global Newborn Society
Global Newborn Society

Our future, anywhere in the world, depends on how well we take care of our newborn and young infants. Health care professionals cannot do this alone. We need a ‘social movement’ to bring together families, medical professionals, charities, government agencies, policy makers, and every member of our society whose heart beats for babies.

Membership: Open

For more information: https://www.globalnewbornsociety.org/

International Council of Nurses
International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing 28 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals.

Membership: No individual membership must be member of National Organization

For more information: https://www.icn.ch

International Neonatology Association
International Neonatology Association

The Association is established to promote high quality standards of neonatal practice and care for the benefit of the global public.

Membership: Fee

For more information: http://worldneonatology.org/mission.html#

International Society for Neonatal Screening

To enhance the quality of neonatal screening and medical services through dissemination of information, guidelines and best practices that benefit all family members and their babies by helping to ensure protection of babies from life-quality threatening conditions, such as phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, severe combined immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis, hemoglobinopathies and many others.

 

Membership: Tiered Fee

For more information: https://www.isns-neoscreening.org

International Stillbirth Alliance
International Stillbirth Alliance

ISA’s mission is to raise awareness and promote global collaboration for the prevention of stillbirth and newborn death and provision of appropriate respectful care for all those affected. 

Membership: Tiered Fee

For more information: https://www.stillbirthalliance.org/organization_card/sands-stillbirth-and-neonatal-death-society/

National Association of Neonatal Therapist
National Association of Neonatal Therapist

The National Association of Neonatal Therapist (NANT) is the professional organization that serves neonatal occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologist. 

Membership: Fee

For more information: https://neonataltherapists.com/#

Nest 360
NEST 360

We are an international alliance united to end preventable newborn deaths in African hospitals. 

Membership: Open

For more information: https://nest360.org/

S.T.A.B.L.E
S.T.A.B.L.E.

Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses communication and teamwork as well as the professional responsibility of evaluating care provided to sick infants, with the ultimate goal of improving future care. First introduced in 1996 in the US and Canada, S.T.A.B.L.E. has grown internationally to include instructor training and courses in more than 45 countries. Currently, there are more than 722,762 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.

Membership: Must pay for training

For more information: https://stableprogram.org/about/s-t-a-b-l-e-program-modules/

Contact:  Kristine Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN.  Send an inquiry

Canadian Neonatal Foundation
Canadian Neonatal Foundation
Quality Improvement integrated Kangaroo Mother Care

The Quality Improvement integrated Kangaroo Mother Care (QIiKMC) learning program enables an interactive process to assist healthcare professionals implement a program to help mothers (and other family members) learn how to provide kangaroo mother care with their small baby. Further information available by clicking on https://www.cnf-fnc.ca/programs/quality-improvement-integrated-kangaroo-mother-care includes an introductory video and learning materials which are available without charge and which may be shared with others.

For more information: https://www.cnf-fnc.ca/programs/quality-improvement-integrated-kangaroo-mother-care

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM is a global community of medical doctors and affiliates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and specialties. Through its worldwide membership, peer-reviewed journal, Fellowship in Breastfeeding Medicine, Annual International Meeting, and partnerships with other organizations, ABM has created a network of experts and advocates to drive medicine forward in this crucial area. 

Membership: Cost

For more information: https://www.bfmed.org/

NIDCAP
NIDCAP - The NIDCAP Federation International (NFI)

improves the future for all infants in hospitals and their families with individualized, developmental, family-centered, research-based NIDCAP care.

Membership: Cost

For more information: https://nidcap.org

EFCNI
European Standards of Care for Newborn Health 

With our work we are calling attention to the growing challenge of preterm birth and its significant impact on the children, families and our society. We want to reduce the enormous health and social inequalities linked to preterm birth.

Membership: Free

For more information: https://www.efcni.org/activities/projects/escnh/

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The iKMC News series by the American Academy of Pediatrics

The iKMC News series by the American Academy of Pediatrics  through funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization, other implementing organisations and several national professional societies, showcases a series of webinars aimed at promoting new evidence on immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (iKMC).

This series features global experts in iKMC and small and sick newborn care supporting a global paradigm shift of zero separation for mothers and babies with a goal to improve quality of care and outcomes for small and sick newborns. 

Access resource: https://www.aap.org/en/aap-global/immediate-kangaroo-mother-care-ikmc/

KMC newborn toolkit
The KMC info pack from the Newborn toolkit

To highlight the benefits and planning required for implementing effective KMC initiatives, we encourage you to read through the KMC related material collated by the Newborn toolkit team. 

Access resource in English: https://newborntoolkit.org/toolkit?language=en

 

Access resource in French: https://www.newborntoolkit.org/toolkit?language=fr

Country Experiences with iKMC
The 'Kangaroo mother care' method: India introduces first ward to provide immediate KMC

Following the WHO iKMC study, India introduced the first ward to provide iKMC health services at the hospital where the trial was conducted in new Dehli.

Access resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlV6B1y4Fs4

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Global Advocacy and Implementation Guide - International Stillbirth Alliance

This action-focused guide brings together existing resources and practical guidance to inform planning, investments and programmes aimed at ending preventable stillbirths and improving care for all women and families who experience stillbirth. It also highlights case studies from a wide range of contexts to showcase what can be achieved.

Access resource: https://www.stillbirthalliance.org/global-advocacy-and-implementation-guide/

British Association of Perinatal Medicine
British Association of Perinatal Medicine, Resources page

One place for all our frameworks, resources and policies

Access resources: https://www.bapm.org/pages/191-resources

Bliss for babies born premature or sick
Bliss for babies born premature or sick

We’re here to support parents and families of premature or sick babies

Access website: https://www.bliss.org.uk/

USAID
USAID - Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths: A Framework for Action in a Changing World

USAID envisions a world where all women, newborns, and children survive, are healthy, and able to develop and reach their full potential, contributing to the development of their communities and countries. 

Access resources: https://www.usaid.gov/PreventingChildAndMaternalDeaths

'Where We Work' map: https://www.usaid.gov/global-health/health-areas/maternal-and-child-health/priority-countries

International Council of Nurses
International Council of Nurses - Recover to rebuild, March 2023

INVESTING IN THE NURSING WORKFORCE FOR HEALTH SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS

Access resources: https://www.icn.ch/sites/default/files/2023-07/ICN_Recover-to-Rebuild_report_EN.pdf

International Council of Nurses - Sustain and Retain in 2022 and Beyond, January 2022
International Council of Nurses - State of the worlds nursing report 2020
International Council of Nurses - Sustainable Development Goals

Adopted in 2015 by the United Nations,  the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompass a broad range of sustainable development issues for the world, such as ending poverty, hunger, improving health and education, combating climate change and many others.

Access resources: https://www.icnvoicetolead.com/sdgs/#:~:text=Adopted%20in%202015%20by%20the,climate%20change%20and%20many%20others.

World Health Organisation
WHO - World Health Organisation

WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health. 

 

Access: https://www.who.int

Global Patient Safety Plan - https://www.who.int/teams/integrated-health-services/patient-safety/policy/global-patient-safety-action-plan

 

The WHO Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery (2021-25) - https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240033863

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Canadian Neonatal Foundation - Quality Improvement integrated Kangaroo Mother Care

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) for low birthweight babies has been proven to reduce neonatal mortality and improve outcomes for survivors, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries. Despite the evidence of significant benefits from these well-designed educational programs, the uptake of KMC has been patchy worldwide.

 

Dissemination and implementation of effective healthcare practices require more than good science and effective educational strategies: they need strategic implementation of scientific methodologies. Quality Improvement-integrated Kangaroo Mother Care (QIiKMC) combines clinical and quality improvement training into a single program.

 

The Canadian Neonatal Foundation has partnered with the International Pediatric Association to make QIiKMC materials freely available for all. By registering on our website, visitors can download QIiKMC materials for unlimited use by their teams and healthcare trainees.

 

Access: https://www.cnf-fnc.ca/programs/quality-improvement-integrated-kangaroo-mother-care

Small and sick newborn care - Implementation Toolkit

This toolkit brings together readings, tools and learnings for implementers to act, use, share and learn.

Access resource: https://newborntoolkit.org/?language=en

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Essential Conditions and Quality of health care for newborns 

Each newborn requires respectful and quality care, according to their health condition. This course is aimed at those professionals with the capacity to make decisions related to healthcare management of newborns, based on evidence, at the different levels of supervision, direction and stewardship of the service network.

Access resource in Spanish: https://campus.paho.org/es/curso/calidad-cuidado-recien-nacidos

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USAID: Five Lessons on Locally Led Development

For the past six years, USAID’s flagship global maternal, newborn, and child health project, MOMENTUM, has been on the frontlines, shifting the design and implementation of health solutions to those best equipped to drive positive change within their own communities. MOMENTUM channels funding directly to local partners, promotes space for local actors in global dialogues and forums, and prioritizes strengthening the capacity of local institutions—truly putting our localization policy into practice. Read five lessons on what makes locally led development truly work—and what doesn’t, from USAID’s MOMENTUM Project Partners.

Read the story: https://www.workwithusaid.gov/blog/five-lessons-in-locally-led-development-perspectives-from-usaid-s-momentum-project-partners

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A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN THE COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL NEONATAL NURSES (COINN) AND PROJECT HOPE

The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) and Project HOPE have collaborated on the development of a Landscape Analysis that attempts to examine the extent of specialized neonatal nursing education programs across Africa. This analysis is aligned with the WHO strategy 4: Create and train a new cadre of specialized neonatal nurses and examine the extent to which Neonatal Bachelor and Master degree programs are in existence or in development that aim to prepare this cadre in sub-Saharan Africa. With the establishment of the COINN Global Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) and Community of Practice (CoP)-specifically the Community of Neonatal Nursing Practice (CoNP), funded by the Gates Foundation, it was recommended that GTAC, in collaboration with Project HOPE, provide an update anddescription on the existing neonatal nursing degrees as well as identification of developing programs in Africa. A previous analysis was initiated in 2021 by Project HOPE and COINN but was limited due to existing resources. The experience from this earlier analysis was helpful to meeting the challenges of the current more extensive analysis.

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