Invitation to a webinar on possible serious bacterial infection: 9 Sept at 1 pm UTC

3 September, 2020

Dear HIFA members,

I'm pleased to share the following webinar announcement with you for the Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI) Community of Practice (CoP).

Please share this invite with colleagues and people in your professional network

Operationalization of WHO guidelines for managing Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI) in young infants:

Lessons from implementation research in rural Bangladesh

Sept 9 at 9 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. UTC)

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This webinar will describe the role of implementation research to identify strategies and lessons learned for implementation and scale up of PSBI in Bangladesh. The authors of four recently published peer-reviewed articles -Jennifer Applegate, Salahuddin Ahmed, Mohammod Shahidullah- will highlight program feasibility, provider and caregiver acceptability, challenges, and solutions. The lessons from this implementation research will benefit countries in various stages of introduction, implementation, and scale up of the guideline for managing sick young infants with PSBI when referral is not feasible. Samira Aboubaker and Sara Holtz from the CIRCLE Project will moderate the webinar.


-Welcome & introductions: Samira Aboubaker

-Presentation: Operationalization of WHO guidelines for PSBI in young infants: Lessons from implementation research in rural Bangladesh: Jennifer Applegate and Salahuddin Ahmed

-Comments: Mohammod Shahidullah

-Q&A: Samira Aboubaker


-Jennifer Applegate, Johns Hopkins University

-Salahuddin Ahmed, Johns Hopkins University in Bangladesh

-Mohammod Shahidullah, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Some links of interest:

-Subscribe to MCH Matters quarterly newsletter

-Join the PSBI CoP

-Join the Care-Seeking & Referral CoP

-Join the Urban Health CoP



HIFA profile: Sara Holtz is Communities of Practice and MNCH Advisor, CIRCLE Project, Social Solutions International. She coordinates global communities of practice for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), care-seeking & referral for MNCH in developing countries, and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: sholtz AT