75 midwives of maternity wards of Issyk-Kul region will be trained in neonatal resuscitation from November 19 to 21, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The course will take place within the Helping Babies Breathe Initiative aimed at enhancing the capacity of midwives and maternity wards to ensure quality emergency neonatal care for newborns in their first minutes of life.
Improvement of the quality of neonatal resuscitation would help reduce infant mortality by 30%, the statement said.
Neonatal care is a set of effective measures that include skin-to-skin contact, early initiation of breastfeeding, kangaroo mother care that reduce post-parturient complications. However, their use by medical workers remains low in Kyrgyzstan.
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