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EKAM Foundation, India (2019-2020) - Health facility up gradation

An approach to improve newborn Healthcare delivery -special newborn care units (SNCU) in Chhattisgarh.


To provide equipment maintenance, HR recruitment, HR training,mentor Nurse Trainers, data management and microbial surveillance support to newborn ICUs [SNCU]


Impact:

a. Established 18 SNCUs by recruiting 208 staff nurses, 23 doctors, 5 biomedical engineers and 10 data entry operators

b. 97% equipment in newborn ICUs are completely functional

c. 18,559 newborns treated in during 2017-18

d. 24% of total 1,260 samples found positive in microbial surveillance

•beneficiaries: newborn babies (0-28 days)

•location: 16 district in Chhattisgarh

•cost:INR 55 thousands per unit per month (over 2 years)

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