The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is committed to reducing maternal and newborn mortality
Description/achievement of initiative
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is committed to reducing maternal and newborn mortality. We draw on the experience of our global network of members to make an effective contribution to improving sexual and reproductive healthcare. Some of our projects are delivered in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine who have extensive experience of management and delivery of courses. Our work involves: (a) advocacy – to raise awareness of maternal health at local/global level; (b) technical assistance – capacity development through training, exchange programmes and setting of standards and guidelines that can be adapted locally; (c) strategic programme work – working with governments and international organisations to improve quality of care/assistance with monitoring and evaluation; (d) fellowship programme – sending trained doctors to specific sites, for between 3-months/1 year, where along with midwives, anaesthetists and paediatricians build capacity by structural development, training of healthcare workers, development of risk assessment, triaging and referral capability, (e) outcome assessment – develop the appropriate audit capability to assess maternal and child morbidity and mortality; this is important to support the ongoing aid provision. The ultimate aim is to capacity build with a sustained local workforce with the appropriate training, network structure and facilities with an increasing reduced need for external input.
Every Woman Every Child
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