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WORKSHOP: Empowering clinicians to scale up newborn care

Feb. 19, 2024 9:00hrs
WORKSHOP: Empowering clinicians to scale up newborn care
Participants listens on as Irabi Kassim from Ifakara Health Institute facilitates a session during the workshop which was held in Morogoro. Photo Courtesy, Mary Irema

In an effort to enhance newborn survival rates, the Ifakara Health Institute, in collaboration with SolidaMed, conducted a workshop training for clinicians and nurses. Held from February 19 to 22, 2024, in Morogoro, the training is in preparation to embark on the second phase of an ongoing project titled "A Good Start: Increasing Newborn Survival." 

The project, which is simply known as “A Good Start” is implemented by Ifakara and aims to not only improve the survival rates of newborns but also identify the most cost-effective service package for future scaling up essential newborn care in Tanzania.

Learn more about the project here.

The four-day event gathered fifteen clinicians and nurses who gained intensive days of training on data collection. The participants also exchanged insights, discussed best practices and interventions for newborns, including the importance of scaling up newborn care services in Tanzania.

Ifakara Scientist, Dr. Augustine Joachim who is also the Principal Investigator of "A Good Start" project faciliated the workshop alongside Irabi Kassim, also from Ifakara and Dr. Hawa, a Pediatrician and Advisory Member of the project.