During an interview at Kalika sub health post VHW Devi Prasad Ranabhat, 57 year old reported that after the Health Worker had been given Community Based Newborn Care Program (CB-NCP) training they had been able to save two VLBW neonatal in Tesanpur. The babies were just 800gm and 1100gm, but by counseling the mothers on Kangaroo Mother Care to both babies survived. Mr. Ranabhat had worked at the sub health post in Kalika for 3 years. He was very proud of the CB-NCP training he had received as well as the fact that his, and other health workers training, contributed to saving the lives of the VLBW babies. He was certain that the babies would have died had the Health…
Within March 31st 2010 following activities are completed
Save the Children at Bardiya
* Supported CHD for conducting two batches of TOT at center level to train 36 had participants.
* Conducted orientation at Bardiya to all HFIs and district supervisors on FCHV incentive.
* Organized CB-NCP basic training at Bardiya to 26 health workers those transferred from other districts.
* Completed traditional healers orientation
* Oriented and installed database Software. The data is being entered in district.
* Organized two days CB-NCP review meeting to HFs and community health workers level.
Ministry of Health and Population
Three NGOs have been selected for CB-NCP namely;
INFO /AIDS - community level in Dhankuta and Health facility level & community levels in Palpa.
IDF, Nepal – HF level in Dhankuta …
A baby up to 28 days of life after birth is called a newborn or a neonate. Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2006 estimates neonatal mortality to be 33 per 1,000 live births. Newborn deaths constitute an overwhelming proportion of under-five and infant mortalities, at 54 and 69 percent respectively. Therefore, it is an urgent priority of Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to reduce the newborn deaths drastically for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing under-five morality rate by two-third between 1990 and 2015.
Causes of Newborn Death
According to global statistics and hospital based data in Nepal, major causes of newborn deaths in Nepal are infection, birth asphyxia, preterm birth, and hypothermia. Three-quarters of all newborn deaths…