Early Essential Newborn Care Workshop at Services Hospital
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Services Hospital Gynecology UNIT-2 Conference Room held on
4th/5th July, 13th/14th July, 24th/25th July, 28th/29th July and 11th and 12th September 2017
Policy and Strategic Planning Unit, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department with the collaboration of UNICEF organized five (No.), 2 days training workshops on Early Essential Newborn Care in Services Hospital UNIT-2 Lahore.
This workshop included doctors and nurses from gynecology and pediatrics department of hospitals in Lahore Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Lady Aitchison Hospital, Services Hospital, Mian Munshi Hospital, Nawaz Shareef Yaki Gate Hospital, Children Hospital, Rashid Latif Hospital, Fatima Memorial Hospital, and Shahdara Hosptal, Lahore. The training was conducted by staff of Services Hospital who were formally trained in Vietnam with the support of UNICEF.
Early Essential Newborn care (EENC) and Kangaroo Mothercare are 2 cost-effective interventions to promote new-born health and survival. EENC involves immediate drying of baby after birth, skin to skin contact, delayed cord clamping and early initiation of breast feeding. The Neonatal Mortality rate in Pakistan is 55/1000 livebirths whereas in Punjab is 63/1000 Livebirths. These simple interventions are cost effective and can ensure a decrease in IMR and help achieve the SDG target of 12/1000 livebirths by 2030.