2nd webinar in a series on 'Delivering quality essential maternal,newborn and child health services during COVID-19'

This webinar looked into how emergency triage and assessment has had to adapt during COVID-19 to ensure quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health.

Speakers gave an overview of  ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus) whole system approach to improve emergency and admission care for children in hospitals in limited resources settings, and how it helped improve quality of care even in facilities with scarce resources. An expert from Sierra Leone shared her experience on adapting triage and assessment in the time of COVID-19 in a paediatric hospital in Freetown. A paediatrician from Pakistan explained how he helped remodel and restructure processes for entry to and pathways through care for children in a hospital setting in the country; an obstetrician-gynecologist talked about considerations for triaging and managing patient flow for newborns.

The presentations were followed by an ‘Ask the experts’ session.  Request to join the Quality of Care for MNCH Community of Practice to see  questions and the panelists' answers.

This is the second webinar in a series on ‘Delivering quality essential maternal, newborn and child health services during COVID-19’. Quality of care experts will share global guidance and country experiences around quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health in the context of COVID-19.

The series is co-hosted by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the QoC subgroup of the Child Health Task Force, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization.  

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    Dr. James Bunn, Child Health Specialist, World Health Organization in Sierra Leone Dr. Nellie Bell, Head of Department, Paediatrics, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex, Acting Head of Department, Paediatrics College of Medicine and Allied Health Science, University of Sierra Leone Prof. Junaid Rashid, Head & Professor of Pediatric Medicine, Clinical Focal Person COVID-19, The Children's Hospital & Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan Prof. Nusrat Shah Kamal Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi. Executive Member of Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pakistan