Tuesday 30 March 2021, at 11-12:30 pm GMT and 1-2:30 pm CET
This webinar deep dived into newly published findings on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on small and sick newborns care and discussed actions needed to protect past gains made for newborns and use learnings during COVID to date to improve health systems to deliver for newborns.
Introduction: Dr Anshu Banerjee, Director for Maternal, Newborn and Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization
Part 1: News for newborns in the COVID- 19 era
Evidence and risks - Professor Joy Lawn, Director MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Reality from around the world - Dr Suman Rao, Medical Officer, WHO HQ
Part 2: Now is the time to act for every newborn, everywhere
Government roles and large-scale innovation - Ministry of Health Malawi: Dr Queen Dube, Director Health Services Ministry of Health, Malawi
Health workforce challenges, adaptations and lessons: Dr. Shamina Sharmin , Newborn and Child health specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh
Part 3: Q&A
Closing: Dr. Luwei Pearson, Deputy Health Director, UNICEF
The webinar was organized by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and the Every Newborn Management Team with the support of WHO and UNICEF.