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

PartoMa Study - for saving lives at birth


Watch the 7-minutes film "PartoMa seminars – Closing the gap between clinical guidelines and reality" by anthropologist and filmmaker Lara Meguid.

The PartoMa study is a collaboration between University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar. 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 safe and respectful care to the many women giving 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.

All identifiable people appearing on this website in photos or text have given their oral consent.

PartoMa Pocket Guide 2.0, Training Material, and Background Document are now available online

New scientific publication

Fewer stillbirths following introduction of the PartoMa guidelines
An evaluation of the PartoMa guidelines and seminars are now published in British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Read the news story here and find the full study here.

Read all news from the PartoMa project