The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently funded the Center for Global Health to investigate infections that lead to newborn deaths, determine ways to prevent them and identify strategies to improve survival of newborns in intensive care units.

"The CDC and Johns Hopkins teams will study infections occurring in neonatal intensive care units in India by developing and evaluating innovative strategies that balance cost, feasibility and acceptability to find the most effective methods to prevent infections in newborns and saves lives. This work will improve practices in similar settings across the world.

The project is one of seven projects recently awarded funding through the Safety and Healthcare Epidemiology Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program, managed by CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. This unique program promotes close collaboration among partners and experts across the field to find innovative approaches to preventing healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistant infections in the U.S. and abroad."

To read the full blog post by Rachel Smith, medical epidemiologist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion's International Infection Control Program, visit: https://blogs.cdc.gov/global/2017/01/13/protecting-newborns-from-infection-in-healthcare-settings/

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