Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Essential newborn care course

World Health Organization


The Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) aims to ensure health workers have the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate care at the most vulnerable period in a baby’s life. Health workers are taught to use WHO’s Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A guide for essential practice (the PCPNC Guide) – and particularly the sections concerned with newborn care – that provides up-to-date evidence-based information and management of babies with a range of needs in the initial newborn period.