Every Preemie—SCALE convened a PTB/LBW Global Technical Working Group on Implementation Challenges and Solutions (PTB TWG-ICS) that met at least once each year. The PTB TWG-ICS provided a broad multi-disciplinary forum for emerging evidence, relevant research and learning across the range of PTB and LBW interventions and implementation in low-income countries (LICs). In order to increase newborn survival and favorably impact other related reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes, the group explored potential opportunities to address gaps in critical knowledge that would help to overcome bottlenecks to implementation, and significantly increase coverage and quality of PTB and LBW evidence-based interventions. Representation included a wide range of clinical and public health disciplines. Please see the Terms of Reference for more information. Materials and presentations from each meeting are posted on the corresponding pages below.

May 1, 2015 – Gestational age estimation in LICs

May 16, 2016 – LINC factors plus maternal complications, co-hosted with Ending Eclampsia

November 16, 2016 – Safe and effective use of PTB interventions

September 26, 2017 – Respectful newborn care

June 13, 2018 – Family member engagement during inpatient newborn care

November 7, 2018 – Management of newborn infections and use of antibiotics during inpatient newborn care