On 2nd December 2016 the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) held a technical working group to review their training material for the COIN (Care of the Infant and New-born). This was attended by two neonatologists, one from the two main teaching hospitals, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre and Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Senior nursing staff and representatives from the Ministry Of Health were also present. The material was modified in light of recent WHO guidelines.

The 2017 guidelines will be available on PACHAs website www.PACHA.mw from January 2017

The work on the neonatal guidelines is part of a UNICEF supported project, which is being implemented by PACHA.  Dr Bernadette O’Hare is leading the implementation on behalf of PACHA.