Joining or facilitating ENC 1? Find resources for your role
Who is this course for
All team members who care for mothers and and babies at birth and in the newborn phase.
What they will learn
- Newborn resuscitation within the Golden Minute
- Keeping babies warm
- Promoting exclusive breastfeeding
- Preventing infection
- Treating mother and baby with respect
- Keeping records to help provide the best care
A course by WHO
ENC 1 is part of WHO’s Essential Newborn Care Course. It was developed together with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Action Plan — guide the learning and can be a job aid in the facility.
Online course — A tool for facilitators and participants that gives them the flexibility to train remotely or face-to-face, enhanced with demonstration videos.
Flip Chart —An educational tool to assist facilitators during training, as an alternatice to the online course.
NeoNatalie Simulator — While a variety of simulators may be used for this module, we recommend NeoNatalie. This is a s low cost, portable, and durable option which allows for realistic newborn ventilation.
Our approach to learning
The Helping Mothers and Babies Survive courses have a common methodology, based on the evidence that better learning outcomes result from:
- Targeted, repetitive interventions
- Case-based simulation practice
- On-site training in teams
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) together with the WHO developed the ENC 1 course, with the support of volunteer AAP fellows and liaisons from multiple disciplines.
AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for ALL infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. ENC 1 focuses on the “ALL” that is prominent in the AAP mission. Especially in the under-served global population of newborns.