Neonatal Package

The MSF Neonatal Package contains guidance and tools to address the growing need for a comprehensive, standardised approach to neonatal care. It is dedicated to nurses, midwifes, clinicians and doctors who have a role to play to improve the quality of care for newborns, their mothers, families and communities.

Photo: June 2016 - An MSF doctor in Ethiopia takes a photo of an x-ray to send to the telemedicine service. /MSF


MSF’s telemedicine system was launched in April 2010. A total of 3136 paediatric cases (<18 years age) were submitted (56% of all telemedicine cases) from April 2010 to June 2017.

Essential obstetric and newborn care

The guide Essential obstetric and newborn care is intended for midwives, doctors with obstetrics training, and health care personnel faced with obstetric emergencies. It describes essential routine and emergency obstetric care.