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The manual used for the Newborn Care Course is MCAI Pocketbook of hospital care for neonates and infants 2015 and it is available from Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International at–pocket-book.  There is an updated version available for download at the same website.

There are many truly superb videos about all aspects of caring for well and sick babies at

Clear 10 minute video on resuscitating at birth in a community setting at   Available in English, French, Swahili and Somali.  A more detailed video from the same group, 20 minutes long and covering all aspects of newborn resuscitation that we teach, is worth watching at   It’s a good refresher for instructors too.

Better Care in South Africa have a good on-line training course on care of the newborn at

The Healthy Newborn Network is an online community dedicated to addressing critical knowledge gaps in newborn health.  There are a number of resources collected on the site, 

Please do let us know on the “Contact Us” page of any more resources that you know of.