Neonatal Mortality in Shifa Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the Last Six Years

Abuhamda AF, Mustafa AMA, Sleem JAA, Shgora AS and Elmasharfa LM

Published on: 2019-02-28


Now Shifa NICU is the largest unit in Gaza Strip. It had a high neonatal mortality of 20 per thousands in 2012. There is a lack of study about the trend of neonatal mortality in the last six years. We implemented a retrospective cross-sectional study by collection variable data from 2011-2016 to assess the trend of mortality rates among admitted babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Shifa Hospital.

Results: There is a significant drop in death rate, neonatal mortality rate, preterm death, low birth weight death, very low birth weight death, sepsis death, asphyxia death, and congenital anomalies death(P<0.05)among newborns who were admitted to Shifa NICU.

Conclusion: Significant drop in mortality is reflecting the teamwork by evidence-based medicine.