Every Newborn Action Plan: Progress Report focuses on country implementation and provides an overview of progress since the ENAP consultation process began in 2013. COINN is one of the partners involved in this initiative. Download the report here. More information is available at http://www.everynewborn.org/progress2015/

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Strategies Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) were launched today at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Maternal mortality is still high in many countries despite the decrease in last two decades. The paper states that ALL countries should reduce maternal mortality rate by at least two thirds of their 2010 baseline level. One […]

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COINN participated in the Consultation Meeting on the UN Secretary-General’s Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. It was a privilege to represent neonatal nurses at this forum. It is fascinating to be exposed to how international and national policy is developed and the importance of advocacy in ensuring its implementation. As a professional association […]

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We are delighted to invite you to join us August 14 to 17, 2016 for the 9th Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference taking place in the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, Canada. COINN 2016, proudly hosted by the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses (CANN), in collaboration with the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) […]

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Anevili Purcell, the Associate Clinical Nurse Manager, who works in Middlemore/Kidz First Hospital, Neonatal Care Unit, New Zealand, shared her journey in how she made a difference in saving the premature and sick term infants of her beautiful country Samoa (pictures were taken from the old hospital and new hospital in Apia Samoa, 2008). Read […]

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We are proud to inform our audience that COINN will be representing neonatal nurses at the global arena to promote health of infants and mothers. Our Director, KwaZulu-Natal Neonatal Coordinator, President of the Neonatal Nurses Association of Southern Africa (NNASA), Sr. Ruth Davidge will represent COINN at the Regional Stakeholders Consultation on the UN Secretary-General’s […]

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The first ideas of creating an international neonatal nursing organization started long time ago, in 1995. After a decade of planning and discussion the dream of having strong voice came true in March 2005. COINN was officially established by the group of nurse leaders from several countries who believed that a strong global voice for […]

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Last week, the Lancet and The Lancet Global Health medical journals published new studies on simplified treatment regimens with antibiotics that can help to decrease mortality in newborns and young infants in the areas where hospitalization is not possible. Read more here  (USAID) and look for articles here (Lancet).

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World Prematurity Day 2014 Summary is available. The report highlights some of the events, media coverage and social media around the world to raise awareness of and action for preterm birth. It can be downloaded from the Healthy Newborn Network website here: http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/resource/world-prematurity-day-2014-summary

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The INTERGROWTH-21st  Project produced international, sex-specific standards for weight, length, and head circumference for gestational age at birth that complement the available WHO Child Growth Standards and allow comparisons across populations. The international standard for length at birth for gestational age, in particular, when incorporated into routine neonatal care, will provide a method for the […]

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