EN2: Family Centered care- India scale up case study

Thursday 28 March

The Government of India has established 700 district-level newborn care facilities, but with restricted entry for mothers. Through a collaboration of the Norway India Partnership Initiative and four state health ministries, a Family-Centered care (FCC) model was established in 5 of the newborn care facilities to further empower mothers and their families to care for their sick newborns. Results of two years of implementation and country scale up experiences including assessment findings from select facilities will be shared.

After this session, participants will understand:

1. The benefits of a Family-Centered care (FCC) model to care for sick newborns;
2. The challenges of implementing a FCC model; and
3. How to implement FCC as part of a continuum of care

Harish Kumar, Senior Program Director, Jhpiego; India