The five Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) modules support planning, imple- mentation, improvement, and monitoring and evaluation of EENC.
Module 1 is used at the national and subnational levels to collect data for development of annual and 5-year national strategic plans. National and subnational facilitators use Module 2 to upgrade skills of health workers providing routine childbirth and newborn care nationwide. In hospitals, EENC teams are formed to regularly assess and improve quality of care using Module 3. Once excellent routine childbirth and newborn care are well established, coaching and quality of improvement for Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for preterm infants is done with Module 4. Lastly, management of childbirth and postpartum complications is added using Module 5.
This Module 3 aims to provide the EENC hospital team with a practical approach to assess and improve the quality of routine childbirth and newborn care. The team will use data from observations, interviews and reviews of charts, policies and hospital registers to complete checklists, identify priorities and develop plans.