Only 21.9% of district hospitals are equipped with a set of appropriate newborn resuscitation equipment (UNFPA, 2003)   Baseline survey report, UNFPA, 2003
IR1: Provide essential NBC equipment and IEC/BCC materials at health facilities (Commune Health Center and District Hospital).. IR2: Provide training clinical care for district newborn care unit of District hospital.. IR3: Provide training on IEC/BCC and conduct education and communication campaigns in selected intervention sites.. IR4: Advocate to create enabling environment for SNL to be adopted at scale (e.g., Provincial People’s Committee, Hospital Directors, Leadership of Provincial Health Department,etc…)..
Notes: * Means that before the intervention period, very few cases of newborns with complications were recorded in the hospital register system. Based on estimated newborn complications rate of 25% and 24% in Ngoc Lac and Nhu Thanh, respectively. When asking doctors in charge of obstetrics department of the district hospital, it was reported that almost all newborns with complications were transferred either to provincial or national pediatric hospitals, which means that almost all (100%) newborn with complications have been transferred to higher level of care.