Essential Newborn Care 1 – Participant


Essential Newborn Care 1



Essential Newborn Care 1 the first part of the ENC course, called Immediate Care and Helping Babies Breathe at Birth.

  • To participate in this course you need to first receive an invitation from a facilitator.
  • The course could be facilitated remotely or held by a local facilitator. In both cases, the hands-on skills practice in pairs or groups is essential for this course. Please follow guidance in the invitation from your facilitator.
  • This page provides you with the information and resources you need to participate in the course:

ENC Now! Digital learning

Here you can find the online course for digital learning and hands on practice. Follow the instructions from your facilitator.

Action Plan

The Action Plan shows what you will learn during the Essential Newborn Care 1 course. It will also help you remember after the course.


Videos from real births by Global Health Media

Demonstration videos for practicing skills

Provider Guide

Coming soon

This guide will help you continue practice and improve quality of care.


This equipment is needed for the ENC 1 practice

  • Action Plan
  • Pen and paper
  • Hand cleaner
  • Newborn simulator
  • Gloves
  • Clock
  • Head covering (for baby)
  • Cloths (dry and clean)
  • Cord ties/clamps
  • Stethoscope
  • Ventilation bag and mask
  • Suction device
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Syringe

If you are attending an online training you will also need

  • Smartphone with QR reader (on iPhone you can use the normal camera for this)
  • Tablet or computer with camera and microphone

Practice Cards