Italian Society of Noenatology - SIN – Working Group of Essential Neonatal Care in Low Income countries

PMNCH constituency

Academic, research and teaching institutions (ART)

Focal point

Dr Michele Usuelli


MD neonatologyst at U.O. Neonatologia e Terapia Intensiva Neonatale NICU, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan

Health focus

  • To support hospital based neonatal care in developing countries

Area(s) of interest in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH):

  • To support hospital based neonatal care in developing countries trough direct technical assistance and staff training. Group members are neonatal nurses and doctors cooperating with neonatal departments of low income countries. This working group is officially recorgnized within the Italian Society of Neonatology and aims to be an actor for advocacy, policy formulation & adoption, implementation and evaluation of hospital based neonatal care activities in low income countries.


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Scope of work:

Africa and Asia; Neonatal care at hospital level in maternity hospitals of countries with high neonatal mortality rate.

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