Newborn Health Project, Solomon Islands

Project Details

Improving care in the first month of a baby's life can be live saving. In the Solomon Islands, out of every 1,000 babies born, more than ten will die in their first month.

Improving the quality of hospital care for newborns can boost neonatal survival rates. To achieve this, the Centre for International Child Health (CICH) are implementing a package of interventions to improve quality of care during and immediately after birth.

Interventions cover:

  • Training health care workers
  • Nurses, and Doctors
  • Upgrading equipment
  • Improving newborn care infrastructure in health centres and hospitals
  • Providing best practice clinical resources

CICH also offers technical expertise and support with implementation and has a long standing relationship with the paediatricians at Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and the Honiara National Referral Hospital.

CICH is working in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), with funding through UNICEF.

Researchers

  • Professor Trevor Duke
  • Dr Shidan Tosif

Collaborators

  • Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS)
  • Honiara National Referral Hospital

Funding

  • UNICEF

Research Group

Centre for International Child Health



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health, Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine



Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Paediatrics

Unit / Centre

Centre for International Child Health