Compiled by NEST for Use in Hospital-Based Newborn Care
Intended use of this guidance is to aid clinicians and hospital staff to manage COVID-19 response efforts in newborn care units in sub-Saharan Africa. The guidance material includes a combination of NEST developed and compiled documents from various organizations and institutions.
It also links to further information developed by national bodies.
Individual resource sections within the compiled NEST COVID-19 Guidance include the following:
Individual Resources in NEST COVID-19 Guidance
Priority Resources Relevant to
Low- and Mid-Income Countries
This packet contains resources for: PPE and Precautions, Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and Breastfeeding, and Initial COVID-19 Screening for Pregnant Mothers.
General Information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This packet contains visual guides that instruct methods of donning, doffing,
and levels of PPE for different areas and types of work.
Best Practices for Hand Washing
(Water and Sanitizer)
This packet contains visual guides that instruct proper hand washing methods,
with soap and water or sanitizer.
Professional Risk Exposure
This packet contains resources for: COVID-19 Patient Care, and Handling of Deceased Patients (COVID-19 Confirmed or Suspected).
Risk to Neonates and Infants
This packet contains resources for: General Information and Resources,
and Proposed District and Unit Management (Malawi Example).