MEDUSIMS medical simulator postpartum hemorrhage

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:19 am

This path-breaking highly realistic 3D simulator gives healthcare professionals the ability to train on how to deal with cases of PPH. Choosing between two clinical cases, users choose therapeutic actions in close-to-real conditions and in real time to treat appropriately a bleeding parturient. ...

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Supplypromises.org

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:17 am

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition announces its newest tool, a compendium of reproductive health (RH) supplies commitments, hosted on a dedicated website: www.supplypromises.org. The Commitments Compendium provides access to more than 137 commitments referencing RH supplies, from countries as well ...

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Quality of Care in Maternal and Child Health

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

The publication costs for this supplement were funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health. Articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process ...

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Maternal and neonatal tetanus

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

Maternal and neonatal tetanus is still a substantial but preventable cause of mortality in many developing countries. Case fatality from these diseases remains high and treatment is limited by scarcity of resources and effective drug treatments. The Maternal and Neonatal ...

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Mobile clinics for antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

Problem Despite seven years of investment from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the expansion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related services continues to challenge Mozambique’s health-care infrastructure, especially in the country’s rural regions. Approach In 2012, as part ...

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Audit-identified avoidable factors in maternal and perinatal deaths in low resource settings: a systematic review

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

Abstract Background Audits provide a rational framework for quality improvement by systematically assessing clinical practices against accepted standards with the aim to develop recommendations and interventions that target modifiable deficiencies in care. Most childbirth-associated mortality audits in developing countries are ...

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Determinants of health facility utilization for childbirth in rural western Kenya: cross-sectional study

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

Abstract Background Skilled attendance at delivery is recognized as one of the most important factors in preventing maternal death. However, more than 50% of births in Kenya still occur in non-institutional locations supported by family members and/or traditional birth attendants ...

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Basic Maternal and Newborn Care Learning Resource Package

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:22 am

This learning resource package is intended for use by skilled providers (including midwives, doctors and nurses)—working in low-resource settings at any level of the health care system or in homes—who care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, ...

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Counselling for maternal and newborn health care: a handbook for building skills

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

Overview The main aim of this MNH Counselling Handbook is to strengthen counselling and communication skills of health providers including skilled birth attendants, helping them to effectively discuss with women, their husbands/partners and families and communities the important issues surrounding ...

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Improving the health of women and adolescents: an unfinished agenda

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

This paper examines progress in the areas of women’s health and mortality that were at the centre of the ICPD Programme of Action, including reproductive and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. It then turns to other issues in women’s health over ...

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