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Rwandan Neonatal Care and the Development of the Non-electric Infant Warmer

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In this video, Dr. Anne Hansen, Medical Director of the Neonatal ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital, outlines challenges facing today’s physicians and nurses in Rwanda as they care for newborns. She also introduces a non-electric infant warmer and outlines the benefits of its use in dealing with the challenge of neonatal hypothermia. After viewing this video, participants should be able to:

• Understand current trends and statistics surrounding neonatal care in Rwanda

• Appreciate the challenges facing Rwandan physicians in caring for neonates and track the timeline of protocol development

• Identify the benefits of using the non-electric infant warmer to complement Kangaroo Mother Care.

Initial publication: May 23, 2019.



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Topics: Cardiac Critical Care Neonatology World Shared Practice Forum Global Health Emergency Medicine