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Community management of newborn with sepsis in special situations in India


The Government of India recognizes that many rural communities in India have limited access to public health facilities equipped with newborn care services. In 2014, the GOI permitted Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) to administer injectable antibiotics to infants with sepsis in special situations. However, many states have found implementation a challenge. This brief highlights Vriddhi's efforts to establish a medical approach on injectable Gentamicin for newborns. It includes the process of managing infant with PSBI in the community, how the system was strengthened, and lessons learned.

The Scaling Up Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Interventions project, also known as “Vriddhi,” is a USAID-supported initiative to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Health Mission, and state governments to scale up high-impact RMNCH+A interventions in six states in Northern India. John Snow India Private Limited. 2017.

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