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Evaluating the Benefit of Training Non-Physician Clinicians for Maternal and Newborn Care

Mdegela, Mselenge, O-Hare, Paul Joseph and van den Broek, Nynke (2012) Evaluating the Benefit of Training Non-Physician Clinicians for Maternal and Newborn Care. In: 'Making It Happen' Program Conference, 12th to 15th December, 2012, Liverpool, UK. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) contributes 56% of the global burden of maternal deaths. Ironically the region has the lowest progress towards achieving the MDG 4&5. About 8,000 and 2,600 maternal deaths occur in Tanzania and Malawi annually, mostly from preventable causes. Women from poor families and rural areas constituting the majority of those deaths. Similarly, in SSA, there is significant preventable perinatal loss.
The high maternal and perinatal death could in part be caused by the chronic shortage of physicians and midwives. Compounding the problem is the uneven distribution of the few health workers with most of them concentrated in the urban areas. Midwives and doctors require a relatively long period of training, but are poorly retained. Non-physician clinicians on the contrary are trained for a relatively shorter period, are more willing to be deployed and stay in the rural areas, and have higher retention rates.
The poster provides a plan to evaluate the Enhancing Training and Appropriate Technologies for Mothers and Babies in Africa (ETATMBA) programme which has trained midwives and non-physician clkinians in maternal and newborn care.

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Item ID: 15987

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ORCID for Mselenge Mdegela: ORCID iD
ORCID for Paul Joseph O-Hare: ORCID iD
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2023 20:01
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 08:02


Author: Mselenge Mdegela ORCID iD
Author: Paul Joseph O-Hare ORCID iD
Author: Nynke van den Broek ORCID iD

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