Chiesi Foundation

18 January 2021

An important publication for the NEST Model

The new year of the Chiesi Foundation begins with a special news, the publication in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine (impact factor 1.737) of the article regarding the implementation of the NEST - Neonatal Essential Survival Technologies - project at the Saint Camille Hospital of Ouagadougou (HOSCO) Burkina Faso.

The publication of the paper "Impact of a quality improvement intervention on neonatal mortality in a regional hospital in Burkina Faso" is an important milestone of the path undertaken together with the staff of the neonatal unit of HOSCO, the hospital director Dr. Paul Ouedraogo, the neonatologists and the many collaborators of the Chiesi Foundation. The impact of the intervention was measured through a retrospective analysis of neonatal mortality. An analysis based on "pre-intervention" data from 2015 and "post-intervention" data collected in 2018. The analysis shows that the introduction of the NEST model has contributed to a reduction in neonatal mortality, especially related to the babies transferred from other hospitals or birth centers. Click here to access the full article.

It is with great joy that we share this result which was possible thanks to the commitment of many and the valuable support of all of you. To all of you who have believed from the beginning in the NEST model and in the Chiesi Foundation’s projects; to all of you who have followed us in our first missions; to all of you who have shared with us the difficulties of not being able to travel due to the terrorist tensions that have hit the country; to all of you, goes our most sincere thanks and our best wishes for this new year!

An important publication for the NEST Model
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