Transfer of the best practices in neonatal and pediatric critical care


Cooperation years:
GSD Participants:
San Raffaele nurse
Host country's participants:
the General Directorate of Health of Duhok

Project Aim

To reduce avoidable morbidity and mortality among IDPs and host community new-borns and children, by ensuring timely access to quality neonatal and paediatric critical care services.

Background of the Project

Rapareen Hospital is the only tertiary centre in Erbil Governorate and critical services are currently not available both in terms of clinical skills and availability of essential medical equipment and consumables. Thanks to the work carried out by Aispo at Hevi Pediatric Hospital, the project aims to transfer good practices in intensive care of young patients to Rapareen Hospital, including the procurement of the necessary equipment for increasing care standards.  

Objectives achieved

12 nurses from the Rapareen Children's Hospital were successfully trained in Duhok and in Erbil, including on nursing care of COVID19 patients; More than 2500 hours of training were carried out. 30 co-trainers from Hevi Hospital were involved in remote on-the-job training. More than 600 hours of on-the-job training were carried out by a nurse, who is an expert in paediatric and neonatal intensive care. 15 SOPs were introduced in the ICU of the Rapareen Children's Hospital. The neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit was equipped with essential and high quality medical equipment and consumables.


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