Quality of Community Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia

Community Base Newborn Care (CBNC) Midterm Programme Evaluation

Community-Based Newborn Care (CBNC) is an Ethiopian national initiative launched in March 2013 as a mean 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 a parenteral antibiotics regime at the community level to improve sepsis-management. Find out more information about CBNC here.

The IDEAS project, based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is collaborating with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to evaluate the CBNC programme. The evaluation framework includes a series of quantitative surveys and qualitative assessments conducted over the course of five years. The evaluation is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the research is led by Dr Bilal Avan and Dr Della Berhanu.

Using both standard and innovative methods, this seminar will focus on how to assess the quality of care in initiatives that aim to improve newborn healthcare services, and is based on the key findings from the CBNC midterm evaluation.

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017
Time: 17:30 – 18.30 followed by a reception
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
Speakers: Dr Bilal Avan (IDEAS), Dr Della Berhanu (DAGU)

This event is organised jointly with the Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH), the Centre for Evaluation and the Dagu project.