Wednesday 15 July, 2020 – two sessions at 8 am and 11 am GMT
Watch the live stream: bit.ly/QoCLive
SESSION 1: 8 am Accra Time (GMT), 10 am Geneva (CEST), 11 am Addis Ababa (EAT), 4 am New York (EDT), 1.30 pm New Delhi (IST) - duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Ornella Lincetto, Senior Medical Officer for Newborn Health, World Health Organization.
SESSION 2: 11 am Accra Time (GMT), 1 pm Geneva (CEST), 2pm Addis Ababa (EAT), 7 am New York (EDT), 4.30 pm New Delhi (IST) - duration: 1 hour
Facilitator: Dr. Gagan Gupta, Health Specialist, Maternal and Newborn Health, UNICEF.
1.7 million newborn lives could be saved each year by investing in quality newborn care; almost half of this impact would result from providing special and intensive hospital care for small and sick newborns. This webinar will present what it takes to close the ‘quality of care gap’ with special and intensive newborn care, and the steps that must urgently be taken to meet the 2030 SDG targets for enabling newborns to survive, thrive and enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.
Transforming care for every newborn, including those who are small and sick, is everybody’s responsibility. The webinar calls on governments, development partners, healthcare professionals, parents and communities to invest, implement, inform and innovate in order to strengthen and invest in care around the time of birth, improve the quality of maternal and newborn care, reduce inequities, harness the power of families and communities and count every small and sick newborn.
The webinar will also address the importance of modelling and collecting data on maternal and newborn mortality related to COVID-19.
There will be time for Q & A.
- Ms. Judith Robb-McCord and Dr. Victoria Chou will present key findings of ‘Immediate action is needed’, the 6th chapter in the Survive and Thrive: transforming care for every small and sick newborn report. Ms. Robb-McCord is Vice-President, Technical Leadership and Support at PCI, a Global Communities partner. Dr. Chou is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- Dr. Ornella Lincetto will talk about the importance of modelling and collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and newborn mortality. Dr. Lincetto is a paediatrician and neonatologist, currently Senior Medical Officer for Newborn Health, World Health Organization in Geneva, and a lead editor of the report.
This is the 6th webinar in a series organized by the World Health Organization and UNICEF on Transforming Care for Small and Sick Newborns, in collaboration with the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Experts on neonatal health will present the findings of the Survive and Thrive: transforming care for every small and sick newborn report, share country experiences, and introduce the World Health Organization's new standards of care for small and sick newborns. See the whole series.