Community-based newborn care

Community-Based Newborn Care (CBNC) is a national Ethiopian initiative launched in 2013 as a means of bringing life-saving care to mothers and newborns at the community level within the Ethiopian health system.

CBNC aims to improve newborn survival through the strengthening of Primary Health Care Units and the Health Extension Programme. The CBNC package includes the delivery of injectable antibiotics at the community level to improve case-management of newborn sepsis.

IDEAS is collaborating with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and JaRco Consulting to evaluate the CBNC programme through a series of quantitative surveys and qualitative assessments over five years.

Published content

Report
Community Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia: Quality of CBNC programme assessment Midline Evaluation Report March 2017

The results of a quality of care assessment of the Ethiopian Community Based Newborn Care (CBNC) programme, conducted in late 2015.

Research brief
Catalysing scale-up of maternal and newborn health innovations in Ethiopia

Scaling-up community-based neonatal sepsis management across a large geographical area produced challenges, yet there have also been positive and enabling factors in Ethiopia

Report
Community Based Newborn Care Baseline Survey Report Ethiopia, October 2014

Report on the baseline survey findings for the evaluation of the Ethiopian Government's Community Based Newborn Care package