2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

World Health Organization Early Essential Newborn Care: A Retrospective Descriptive Study

Shiva Felfeli* and Rebecca J. Hughes
Prof. Rafael Tubongbanua, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate data concerning countries utilizing Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) Protocol. EENC was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, set by the United Nations from 1990 to 2015. The purpose was to decrease mortality rates for newborns. EENC included early drying, delayed cord clamping, skin-to-skin contact, delayed bathing of the infant, and early initiation of breastfeeding. Eight priority countries were chosen for the study: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Vietnam. Each country was examined for implementation, barriers encountered, and changes in neonatal mortality rates. The data analyzed was from 1990 for a baseline of how death rates were designated a problem, 2014 for prior to EENC, and 2017 for after implementation of EENC. 

Keywords: Infant Mortality Rates, EENC, Western Pacific Region


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 101-3
Location: BH 102
Time: 9:00

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