Global Family-Led Care Package
The Family-Led Care model was developed by the Every Preemie—SCALE project to empower families to care for their preterm and low birthweight newborns while practicing Kangaroo Mother Care in the health facility and at home after discharge. Building on lessons learned during implementation in Balaka District, Malawi, this Family-Led Care Guide has been updated for a global audience and can be adapted for use in local contexts. The full package is available here.
Family-Led Care Package – Malawi
The Family-Led Care package of materials, currently being rolled out in Balaka district, Malawi, was developed in close collaboration with the Balaka District Health Office and other stakeholders to improve facility- and home-based care of preterm/LBW newborns. More information and the full package of materials can be found here.
Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn
Every Preemie worked with WHO, UNICEF, USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners to develop a global document on inpatient care of small and sick newborns. The report outlines the efforts required to transform care for the 30 million vulnerable newborns around the world, and will be launched in mid-2019.
In advance of the full document, a summary of Key Findings from this report was launched on December 13, 2018 at the Partners’ Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) in New Delhi, India.
Situation Analysis of Inpatient Care of Newborns and Young Infants
In 2017 Every Preemie led the development of a protocol and tools for a situation analysis to provide a better understanding of the landscape of inpatient care for small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this analysis is to assess service readiness and quality of care by examining health system structures, facility processes, national policies and clinical standards and parent/caregiver experience for inpatient care of small and sick newborns in a range of countries. The protocol and tools, country implementation guides, and tabulation templates are available for download below.
About the design process: The situation analysis protocol was designed by a multi-partner core team including USAID, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), Saving Newborn Lives (SNL), UNICEF, WHO, the URC ASSIST Project, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Global Health Supply Chain Project at Chemonics. A broader advisory group consisting of additional representatives from the organizations above as well as the Knowledge Management Services Project and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was engaged to provide input to the draft protocol and tools. The materials were finalized in early 2017 after pretesting in two countries. Findings from country implementation will be available on the Every Preemie website in mid-2019.
Continuum of Care for the Prevention of Preterm Birth, Management of Preterm Labor and Delivery, and Care of the Preterm and Small Newborn
This continuum of care matrix designed by Every Preemie—SCALE outlines key interventions for the prevention of preterm birth, the management of preterm labor, and care for the preterm or small newborn across two continuums—from the household/community to the health center and hospital, and from pre-pregnancy and pregnancy through labor, delivery and care of the preterm newborn.