Enabling Best Possible Childbirth Care in Tanzania - The PartoMa Project

Photo: Dan Meyrowitsch

Since 2014, we have worked on developing and implementing simple and locally achievable clinical guidelines and associated training. We aim at assisting birth attendants at busy, low-resource maternity units in delivering best possible safe and respectful care at birth.

Our finalized 4-years study in Zanzibar’s tertiary hospital revealed how simple and locally-tailored guidelines and training could assist birth attendants in delivering best possible safe and respectful care to women giving birth. The results were promising with improvements in quality of care and birth outcomes.

In April 2019, we commenced a 5-years research project in Tanzania, which aims to assess whether the PartoMa pilot intervention from Zanzibar can be modified and replicated at scale for improved health and survival at birth. We will furthermore assess whether the process can serve as pre-service training of health students and as a model for other areas of health care.

Latest PartoMa news: Read our correspondence to the Lancet Global Health on how the COVID-19 response may counteract years of arduously achieved improvements for maternal health in low-resource settings

Watch a 7-minutes film on the PartoMa intervention of clinical guidelines and training here





















































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