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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 collaborated 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. A final evaluation report was published in 2019, along with two infographics providing information on contextual factors influencing child growth and development, and a comparison of figures from 2013 and 2017.

Published content

Journal article
Redesigning maternal health services – context matters

The plea for the childbirth service redesign is underpinned by the assumption that the centralisation of childbirth services to hospitals will...

News
Breastfeeding in low-resource settings: Not a “small matter”

Health benefits include lower morbidity and mortality rates, as well as better neuro-cognitive functions. For mothers who breastfeed reduced risk...

News
Strengthening the measurement of key health indicators in Ethiopia

Like many other countries, Ethiopia has gaps in their Health Management Information System (HMIS), as well as insufficient mechanisms for data...

Past event
Seminar: The use of social network analysis to study health care provider advice and performance

This review of databases and articles by IDEAS team members, spanning over 26 years and sought to analyse whether and how social network methods...