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2807Fw: [se-mch] QUERY: Training of Private Care Providers in Obstetric and Newborn Care - Experiences, Advice. Reply by 12 August 2010.

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  • Dr Om Prakash Kansal
    Aug 1, 2010
      Dear All,
      Pl see the query posted on MCH Community on the Solutions Exchange.

      Dr Om Prakash Kansal
                           M.D.(Community Medicine),
      Health Officer,
      UNICEF Field office for Bihar,
      8, Patliputra Colony,

      --- On Thu, 29/7/10, O.P.Kansal <kansalop@...> wrote:

      From: O.P.Kansal <kansalop@...>
      Subject: [se-mch] QUERY: Training of Private Care Providers in Obstetric and Newborn Care - Experiences, Advice. Reply by 12 August 2010.
      To: "Maternal and Child Health Community" <se-mch@...>
      Date: Thursday, 29 July, 2010, 5:14 PM

      Moderator’s Note: We are posting a new query on Training of Private Care Providers in Obstetrics and Newborn Care. We look forward to an enthusiastic discussion.  

      Dear members ,


      I work as a Health Officer in UNICEF Bihar for Reproductive and Child Health.  In the recent past , a signal function has been added for Newborn Care in the latest Emergency Process Indicators Guidelines by the United Nations. The term EmOC (Emergency Obstetric Care) is now mentioned as Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC). Please refer Handbook on Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care by World Health Organization , Geneva ; 2009 (page 7 and 39). It is available at http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241547734_eng.pdf (PDF , Size: 1.8 MB)


      The National Neonatology Forum (NNF) , Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) , GoI has come up with two training packages on Newborn Resuscitation. This is an effort worth spending time and energy given the fact that there is scarcity of trained neonatologists. The progress of training in ‘Navjat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram’  - a special training programme , is being monitored weekly at the highest level. 


      Currently , the target audience in these training programmes are Health care providers from the Government Sector. They include general physicians; paediatricians , obstetricians , nurses and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) responsible for obstetric and newborn care. However , a significant proportion of institutional deliveries are occurring in the private setup. At present , not much training opportunities are available for doctors and nurses serving in the private hospitals. In this context , I request the members of the MCH Community to share inputs on the following:


      • What are experiences of imparting training to private sector service providers to provide high quality Obstetric and Newborn Care?
      • Based on your experiences , will this group of service providers require training in newborn resuscitation and/or Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) training package?
      • What are the modalities for implementing such training programmes and what should be the role of different stakeholders like Government , NGOs , professional organizations like IAP , IMA , FOGSI , NNF and other development partners and international agencies? 


      The responses received would be shared with all stakeholders at a larger forum in Bihar . This would then help generate action for the ever growing private health service sector.




      O.P Kansal



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