86 Saving the Lives of Newborns Worldwide: Preventing Infections in the Community and in Healthcare Settings

Saturday, March 20, 2010: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
International North-South (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 2
Type: Oral
Summary: The United Nations’ Millennium Goal 4 aims to reduce the under-five child mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015. A critical component of this effort is to reduce deaths among neonates, which are often caused by infections occurring in association with childbirth or in the early newborn period, especially in preterm or low-birth weight infants. This session will review programs to deliver packages of evidenced-based practices to improve newborn care as well the efficacy and safety of interventions to prevent infections in newborn infants in communities and healthcare settings.
Learning Objectives:
Co-Organized by:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
Nalini Singh and W. Huskins, MD
4:00 PM
4:40 PM
Preventing Infections Among Newborns in the Community
Stephanie Schrag, Dphil, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5:20 PM
Preventing Infections in Hospitalized Preterm Infants
Alejandro E. Macias, MD, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition