Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness Module: Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness is one of 13 Blended Learning Modules for the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme. Together with the practical skills training sessions that accompany each of the supported self-study texts, this programme will upgrade the Health Extension Workers who complete the curriculum to Health Extension Practitioners at Level-IV of the Ethiopian Occupational Standards. The upgrading programme is sponsored by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs). The FMOH gratefully acknowledges the receipt of funding for this programme from the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), The Open University UK, the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation Trust UK, and AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation). We are also thankful for the support of the Ethiopian Offices of UNICEF, Save the Children, and the World Health Organization (WHO) for freely enabling their experts to participate in the development of this Module. We also thank the WHO for generous technical and financial support for the development of this theoretical module and its associated practical training manual.

This Module on the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness was produced by a team of Ethiopian experts, who were trained and supported by experts in blended learning pedagogy from the HEAT (Health Education and Training) Team for Africa at The Open University UK. The contributors of original material are:

  • Dr Tedbabe Degefie, Save the Children US, now at UNICEF Ethiopia
  • Dr Solomon Emyu, WHO Ethiopia
  • Dr Sirak Hailu, WHO Ethiopia
  • Dr Hailemariam Legesse, UNICEF Ethiopia
  • Dr Amha Mekasha (Module Academic Coordinator), Addis Ababa University
  • Dr Lulu Mussa Muhe (Critical Reader), WHO Geneva
  • Dr Solomon Tessema, Federal Ministry of Health.

The Academic Editor of Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness is Lesley-Anne Long, HEAT Programme Director at The Open University UK, with contributions from Norma Sherratt and Eileen Oak in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. The illustrations in colour were drawn by Dr Radmilla Mileusnic at The Open University. The other members of the HEAT Team are:

  • Dr Basiro Davey, HEAT Deputy Director (Ethiopia)
  • Alison Robinson, HEAT Programme Coordinator
  • Dawn Partner, HEAT Senior Production Assistant
  • Jessica Aumann, HEAT Programme Assistant
  • Ali Wyllie, HEAT Lead eLearning Adviser

We acknowledge the vital contributions of the Programme Coordinators within Ethiopia:

  • Ato Mohammed Hussein Abeseko, UNICEF Ethiopia and the Federal Ministry of Health
  • Ato Tedla Mulatu, AMREF Ethiopia.

The cover design for Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness is by Chris Hough, Learning and Teaching Solutions, The Open University UK. The cover photographs are reproduced with the permission of Nancy Durrell McKenna, Founder Director of SafeHands for Mothers (large circle) and Lesley-Anne Long (small circle).

We particularly wish to acknowledge our use in this Module of adapted extracts and illustrations from the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness Training Modules (Modules 1-6), Federal Ministry of Health, 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness Chart Booklet, Federal Ministry of Health, 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and the Training Course Modules on the Outpatient Therapeutic Program of Severe Acute Malnutrition, Federal Ministry of Health, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (not printed). We also acknowledge the use of some illustrations from Safe and Clean Birth and Newborn Care: A Reference for Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia (2008), which was based on A Book for Midwives: Care for Pregnancy, Birth and Women’s Health by Susan Klein, Suellen Miller and Fiona Thompson (2004), published by the Hesperian Foundation, Berkeley, California, USA. The Book for Midwives was created with the collaboration of hundreds of advisors, reviewers, writers, artists and others, whose expertise is gratefully acknowledged. It is through the generous permission and encouragement of the Hesperian Foundation for others to copy, reproduce, or adapt the original book, including its illustrations, to meet local needs — provided that reproductions are provided free or at cost and not for profit — that the production of parts of this Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness Module was made possible. Safe and Clean Birth and Newborn Care was adapted from the original book by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Safe Motherhood Technical Working Group, with P. Annie Clark, MPH, CNM, Midwifery Advisor, ACCESS Program/American College of Nurse Midwives, with the generous support of the US Agency for International Development under the terms of the ACCESS Cooperative Agreement GHS-A-00-04-00002-00.

The opinions expressed in this Module are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the donor organisations whose generous support made the production of Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness possible.

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