Call for nominations from the Saving Newborn Lives: the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award
Neonatal nurses save newborn lives. Every day they are working to reduce the number of newborn deaths – working quietly, often in challenging settings, to counsel parents on essential newborn care, provide medicines, resuscitate babies, and support mothers during a stressful time. Over three-quarters of the 2.7 million annual newborn deaths occur in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where there is a critical shortage of medical care, midwives, and nurses.
The Every Newborn Action Plan calls for strengthening the health care workforce particularly midwives and nurses with skills of care for small and sick newborns.
The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) and Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives program are recognizing and encouraging excellence in neonatal nursing by presenting the third International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award to two nurses working in newborn care in low-resource settings.*
Help us recognize and support two champions in newborn care by nominating a nurse for the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award. The winners will be selected among nominations from across the world* to receive this year’s recognition, for their commitment to providing high-quality newborn care in the places where most newborn deaths occur. These extraordinary nurses gladly embrace their mission to help newborns survive the most dangerous moments of life, while cultivating an environment of support, trust, and competency among health workers and families.
The winners will be honored during the opening ceremony the 9th Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference (COINN 2016) in Vancouver, Canada, in August 2016.
Submit your nominations at:
*Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe