NEST360° is a multi-institutional partnership committed to reducing neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan African hospitals by 50 percent.
Every year, nearly 1 million newborns die in sub-Saharan Africa. Our approach to newborn care
can prevent the majority.
Although most African mothers now deliver in hospitals, these hospitals often lack the lifesaving resources that have been available for more than 50 years in high-income countries. NEST360° will reduce the neonatal mortality rate by optimizing effective and affordable devices, training clinicians and biomedical engineers, developing locally-owned data to drive quality of care, and shaping a marketplace that connects device manufacturers with health systems.
Our Approach to Newborn Care
Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360°) is a global consortium committed to ensuring that every hospital in Africa can deliver life-saving care for small and sick newborns. NEST360° is an evidence-based model for sustainable health systems change to close gaps in technology, markets, and human resources for implementation of quality hospital-based newborn care at national scale.
Three important developments are driving global commitment to reducing newborn mortality rates.
We have powerful evidence that points to where and why newborn deaths occur.
Newborn survival is receiving unprecedented international attention, with an established global target (SDG 3.2) and national commitments to end preventable newborn deaths by 2030.
The majority of the world’s births now occur in hospitals, enabling health care providers to support more women and their babies.