PartoMa Study - for saving lives at birth – University of Copenhagen

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PartoMa Study - for saving lives at birth

An intervention based study to strengthen the quality of monitoring, action and triage during childbirth at an East African Referral Hospital

The PartoMa study is a collaboration between University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Tanzania, aiming at improving care during childbirth. Since October 2014, we have worked together on developing and implementing simple and locally achievable guidelines on childbirth care to assist the birth attendants in delivering best possible surveillance and treatment to the many women in birth.

The PartoMa study is an example of how deaths and disabilities can be reduced if health workers have access to basic healthcare information tailored to their reality.

Principal investigator: Nanna Maaløe, MD, PhD student

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Latest News

20 October 2017
Use of the PartoMa guidelines are associated with reduction in stillbirths and increased health of the newborns
These results are now published in British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The paper also presents an in-depth evaluation of promising changes in quality of care. Read the news story here and find the full study here.

12 October 2017
PartoMa Guidelines 2.0 under development
First internal review of version 2.0 is now completed, and the draft is ready for external peer-review by specialists in the field. As the first version, PartoMa guidelines 2.0 will be a locally-tailored pocket booklet of essential childbirth management presented as easy-to-use infographics. In addition to the topics in the first version, PartoMa guidelines 2.0 will for instance include neonatal resuscitation, bleeding during and after birth, and labour induction.

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