Who we are
Newborn & Beyond was founded in 2016 by Dr Camilla Eiffe and Nurse Leila Saadi. Two health care professionals who became good friends and shared the passion, vision and ambition to create a service which empowers parents, care givers and health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the sick child.
Paediatric Nurse Leila and Doctor Camilla worked together in a busy London Accident & Emergency. They have faced a range of conditions; from the well child to the very sick. This has given them the skills and knowledge to help identify and manage the sick child. Their passion to try and prevent the unthinkable has resulted in the birth of Newborn & Beyond. Click the portraits to find out more…
Soon after gaining her qualification in 2014, Leila went on to work on a fast paced and demanding general paediatric ward. She has gained numerous qualifications since then and has gone on to divide her time between working in a senior role as a paediatric emergency department sister and working with children who have complex needs in the community palliative care setting.
The mix of knowledge and experience she has gained, both in treating a range of critical illnesses in children, as well as managing children within the home setting, with all the challenges that brings, was the inspiration for setting up Newborn and Beyond. Her mission is to educate, enable and empower parents using the skills that she has cultivated during her training and professional career.
Despite having many commitments in her professional life Leila has a keen interest in Health and Lifestyle management.
Camilla’s family is from Sri Lanka and frequent visits sparked an interest in Global Child Health. She has worked in this field both in Sri Lanka and St Lucia. More recently, she performed research in this area at New York’s Columbia University Medical Centre. Her sub specialist interest is within Paediatric Emergency Medicine, a subject in which she is currently pursuing a Masters in.
Camilla is married and lives in London.
Meet the team
Dr Dieudonne Birahinduka
Dr Camilla Eiffe
Founder & Medical Advisor
Founder & Trainer
Medical Advisor & Trainer