New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) The Sixth International Neonatal Nursing Conference will be held here from tomorrow to generate awareness and sensitise community about improving standards of neo-natal healthcare to reduce infant mortality in India.
The four-day conference, being organised by the UNICEF, India and National Neonatology Forum would focus on key nursing issues and provide an opportunity for all leaders in nursing from various institutions in India and abroad to come together and envisage upon the path to enhance the role of neonatal care.
It is for the first time that an International Conference on Neonatal Nursing is being organised in India. The conference would highlight the development of specialised nursing in the country.
Neonatal nursing is yet another specialised field and the conference would act as a catalyst to organise a resource base of trained manpower for effective functioning of proposed special care newborn.
The boundaries of nursing in neonatal care, and the interface between the work of nursing and medical staff in delivering care, are changing. Therefore in an effort to make nursing care for neonates a universal experience, UNICEF India and NNF have together organised the conference with an objective of improving nursing standards in India.
Neonatal nursing leaders from US, UK, Australia, Canada, South East Asian countries and leading nursing institutions in India will come together and share their issues and expertise in the field of neo-natal nursing at this conference.
The confernece would help in tackling the intermediate and underlying causes of infant and maternal deaths, including insufficient home care, failure to seek appropriate assistance, and inadequate access to quality health care.