An increased number of women are attending health facilities for antenatal care, labour, childbirth and neonatal care. One in ten deaths associated with pregnancy and childbirth is due to sepsis with more than 95% of deaths due to maternal sepsis occurring in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Caesarean section is the single most important risk factor for maternal infection after childbirth. Among hospital-born babies, infections are responsible for 4% to 56% of all causes of death in the neonatal period and three in ten deaths due to neonatal sepsis are attributable to resistant pathogens. Therefore, there is an urgent need for strengthened training strategies, more specifically, on improving successful infection prevention and control (IPC) implementation and country capacity building. Staff working in maternal and neonatal wards – specifically, antenatal care outpatient services, maternal and neonatal inpatient services and neonatal intensive care services.