Project Lead(s): Anne Andermann
Cambodia has a high neonatal mortality rate, mostly among the poor and rural population. A recent study in Cambodia indicates that health workers have low retention of clinical knowledge in newborn care eight months after training.
This project will address deficiencies in the knowledge and skills of health workers and improve their clinical performance in newborn care to help save lives and improve health. The project will develop simple, user-friendly tools including video clips on newborn resuscitation, immediate newborn care, and referral for appropriate care, complemented by quizzes and checklists.
Health workers will be provided with a monthly incentive if they meet the required frequency in using the applications. They will also be supported with routine supervisions and coaching.
The project will be piloted in 8 primary health facilities in Cambodia in partnership between McGill University, University of Health Sciences–Cambodia, and Cambodia’s Ministry of Health.