Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (NSSK) training

Level of training - District
Target participants - Medical Officers/Staff Nurses/Auxiliary Nurse Midwives
Total duration - 2 days
Total participant/batch - 32

Although childhood and infant mortality in India has reduced substantially during the last decade, the rate of neonatal mortality is still high. Nearly two-third infant deaths each year occur within the first four weeks of life and about two-thirds of those occur within the first week. Thus, the first days and weeks of life are critical for the future health and survival of a child.
Newborn care often receives less-than optimum attention. It is now well known that the newborns themselves require special attention separate from that of their mothers to assure a healthy start to life. The immediate causes of newborn death include infection, birth asphyxia, complications related to premature birth and congenital anomalies. Most of the neonatal deaths can be prevented with simple, cost-effective solutions that do not depend on highly trained provider or sophisticated equipment.
Effective newborn care is a crucial challenge that is faced by every health care setting dealing in maternal and child health. Training of Doctors, Nurses and ANMs in low resource settings is an urgent need. A key component is to equip the staff with appropriate knowledge and skill to improve the quality of service delivery. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in an effort to address this launched the Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (NSSK). A simple and scalable training module on basic newborn care and resuscitation has been developed for this programme. This programme provides evidence-based knowledge in improving newborn heath especially care at birth. The health provider after training will furnish all the required care at birth, identify and manage common complications, stabilize (if necessary) and refer/transfer newborns needing additional interventions.

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                                          Facilitator's guide  
Facilitator's guide      (1.23 MB)
Initial pages       (459 KB)
Initial pages       (365 KB)
Manual       (2.21 MB)
Training manual Hindi      (19.43 MB)
Important Links    
MoHFW NIHFW NHM GoI Health Department NHM Haryana TMIS