Webinar on possible serious bacterial infection

26 March, 2021

*Feasibility, acceptability, and impact of implementing PSBI management where referral is not possible: conclusions and way forward from multiple

implementation research sites*

The Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI) Community of Practice (CoP) will host a PSBI webinar on March 31 at 9 a.m. EDT and 1 p.m. UTC to

synthesize the findings and lessons learned of PSBI implementation research conducted in seven countries: Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Malawi,

Nigeria, and Pakistan. Dr. Yasir Nisar from the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO will summarize quantitative and

qualitative findings across these seven countries and Prof. Abdullah Baqui & Dr. Humphreys Nsona will offer reflections to stimulate discussions on

next steps for national implementation and scale up. This will be the CoP’s final webinar under the direction of the Health Research Program and the CIRCLE Project.

Join the webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87479864220


- Welcome: Dr. Samira Aboubaker, 2 min

- Findings from PSBI implementation research in 7 countries: Dr. Yasir Nisar, 20 min

- Reflections from Dr. Abdullah Baqui, 5 min

- Reflections from Dr. Humphreys Nsona, 5 min

- Discussion/Q&A: Dr. Samira Aboubaker, 20 min

- Concluding comments about the PSBI CoP: Troy Jacobs, 3 min


- *Dr. Yasir Nisar*, Medical Officer, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO

- *Prof. Abdullah H. Baqui*, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, FRCP (Edin), Professor, Department of International Health, Director, International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

- *Dr. Humphreys Nsona*, IMCI Programme Manager, Malawi

- *Dr. Troy Jacobs*, Senior Medical Advisor, Global Health Bureau, Office of Maternal-Child Health & Nutrition, Research & Policy Division

- *Dr. Samira Aboubaker*, PSBI CoP technical lead

Join our communities of practice:

- Possible Serious Bacterial Infection: https://communities.harpnet.org/psbi/join

- Care-Seeking & Referral: https://communities.harpnet.org/care-seeking-and-referral/join

- Urban Healthhttps://communities.harpnet.org/urban_health/join

Subscribe to the Health Research Program MCH Matters & newsletter: - http://eepurl.com/cbR6WL

Learn more about implementation research - https://www.harpnet.org/tips-on-implementation-research/

*Sara A. Holtz DrPH, MPH*

CHIFA 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: https://www.harpnet.org/communities-of-practice/

Email. sholtz AT socialsolutions.biz