Conference in Trento (Italy) Discussing Intensive Newborn Care for Low-Resource Countries
On February 23-24, the organization Amici della Neonatologia Trentina (ANT ONLUS), organized a two-day conference on the subject of Intensive Neonatal Care for Low Resource Countries, which was attended by Luciano Moccia (CEO and founder of Day One Health, and long term member of ANT). This two-day conference was organized in partnership with the Working Group on Low Resource Countries of the Italian Society of Neonatology, and this was their sixth conference on this subject. During the first day of the event, ANT celebrated 20 years of work with development programs in Southeast Asia that have helped several countries in the area to improve and strengthen newborn care services. During the intense day of presentation and case studies, one key neonatologist for each country had the chance to present the challenges and successes in this field. The countries represented were Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, East Timor, Myanmar, Philippines, and Nepal. In between, doctors, nurses and volunteers from Italy participated in several training and capacity building missions in Asia presented their experience as well. The second day of the conference was dedicated to discuss more technical matters in intensive newborn care, such as infant feeding, kangaroo mother care, and so on. The conference was attended also by representatives of the WHO in Geneva.