Early essential care and kangaroo mother care training
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.