Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Essential newborn care course

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World Health Organization

Overview

The Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) aims to ensure health workers have the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate care at the most vulnerable period in a baby’s life. Health workers are taught to use WHO’s Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A guide for essential practice (the PCPNC Guide) – and particularly the sections concerned with newborn care – that provides up-to-date evidence-based information and management of babies with a range of needs in the initial newborn period.