WHO Technical Specifications of Neonatal Resuscitation Devices

November 2016
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    3rd November 2016
  • ISBN 9789241510264
  • Language English
  • Pages 74 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The WHO technical specifications for neonatal resuscitation devices were developed based on existing international standards, evidence-based publications from reliable sources and field expert experience. For equipment without prior technical specifications, recommendations were made based on a literature research, depending on quality and significance of evidence.

The purpose of WHO Technical Specifications of Neonatal Resuscitation Devices is to provide a minimum standard baseline to meet the increasing demand to procure good quality, affordable, accessible and appropriate neonatal resuscitation devices. The specifications are intended to support policy-makers, managers, procurement officers, manufacturers, regulators and nongovernmental agencies, especially in low- and middle-income countries to select, procure, use, reprocess and decommission appropriate neonatal resuscitation equipment. The end goal is to save the children, particularly in low-resource settings.

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World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.