Early es­sen­tial care and kan­ga­roo mother care train­ing

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The Min­istry of Health in or­der to de­velop the ca­pac­ity of health care provider on the ap­pro­pri­ate care for all new­borns, Re­pro­duc­tive Ma­ter­nal and New­born Health (RMNH) Pro­gram un­der De­part­ment of Pub­lic Health con­ducted train­ing on Early Es­sen­tial Care (EENC) and Kan­ga­roo Mother Care (KMC).

A to­tal of 44 health care providers from 26 hos­pi­tals across the coun­try at­tended the four days train­ing from 2-5 Oc­to­ber, 2018 at Gele­phu. A to­tal of 13 health care providers trained as coaches fa­cil­i­tated the train­ing based on the Coach­ing of First Em­brace Mo­d­ule de­vel­oped by the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) Western Pa­cific Re­gion.

The train­ing was aimed to bring down neona­tal death which is one of the ma­jor con­trib­u­tors of Un­der Five Death in the coun­try. Till date, a to­tal of 494 health care providers have been trained by RMNH pro­gram with sup­port from WHO and UNICEF.

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