Doctors and nurses from several government hospitals in Nepal have been invited to attend a Specialized Training in Neonatal Care for 3 days, from 5 to 7 November 2019. The training, part of the Day One Health global program in the promotion of appropriate and sustainable newborn care, was promoted by Amici della Neonatologia Trentina – ANT (long term partner of Day One Health in Asia) and implemented with the co-financing of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy. The trainers were Dr. Ermanno Baldo and Dr. Giuseppe Menna, from Italy. On the first day of the training, the main subject were neonatal infections and management, prevention of nosocomial infections, peripheral line management, neonatal respiratory complications, targeting and toxicity of oxygen, and respiratory therapy. During the second day of the training, instead, the focus was on the early detection and treatment of Hyperbilirubinemia, and the use of Phototherapy Equipment. On the last day of the training, finally, the focus was on hypothermia management, use of infant warmers and kangaroo mother care. The training was implemented with a practical, participative and hands-on approach, and was very appreciated by all participants, who had an opportunity to learn highly specialized neonatal care key lessons, in order to reduce the neonatal mortality rate in their hospital in Nepal in the near future, also thanks to the equipment donated by the program that were installed in each hospital.
Pokhara (Nepal), 5-7 November 2019