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Maternal and Child Survival Program Community Based Newborn Care – Newborns in Ethiopia Gaining Attention

Publish Date: March 2019
Author: MCSP

The MCSP Newborns in Ethiopia Gaining Attention (NEGA) project supported the Government of Ethiopia to implement high-impact newborn health interventions included under the community-based newborn care package. In a total of 3,605 health posts and 730 health centers, this was done through building the capacity of health workers, health extension workers, and managers to deliver the services at community and facility levels.

Alongside introducing management of possible serious bacterial infection for sick young infants at the community level, MCSP NEGA strengthened maternal and newborn health services, including early identification of pregnancy and early enrollment to antenatal care (ANC), focused ANC, promotion of facility delivery, and early postnatal home visits by health extension workers.