More than one million African newborns die in their first month of life with Ethiopia accounting for more than ten percent of these deaths. The majority of newborns in Ethiopia are born outside of healthcare facilities, with no skilled birth attendants present to help them take their critical first breath. Even in hospitals, there is a shortage of physicians and nurses skilled in caring for the sick newborn.
Wax & Gold is a nonprofit organization of healthcare professionals specializing in the care of the sick newborn committed to reducing infant mortality in this medically underserved and low resource region through capacity building and knowledge transfer.
Globally minded health care professionals work in teams that traveling to host hospitals in Ethiopia to work side by side with local nurses, physicians, and biomedical engineers building trust and mutually respectful professional relationships. We focus our training efforts on newborn stabilization and resuscitation and care of the sick and premature newborn, allowing high-quality care to be provided.
We create innovative programs through the design, implementation, and evaluation of quality improvement projects and education initiatives utilizing a human-centered design process. This innovative approach allows our work and collaboration to create lasting and sustainable changes.
We advocate for every mother and her newborn’s fundamental right to essential healthcare
We train and educate local professionals on best practices.
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