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Action Leveraging Evidence to Reduce perinatal morTality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa


Trial protocol submitted

We will provide a full protocol of our intervention and evaluation design. The protocol will follow the standards of reporting as provided in the CONSORT statement for stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trials including the i) intervention details; ii) settings iii) outcomes and the assessment methods of outcomes as well as iv) a discussion on expected results. We aim to submit to BMC Implementation Science.

Report of prototype for a perinatal e-registies

We will prepare a full protocol as well as the data quality assurance tools and the data entry platform. The report will include i) the variables to be assessed; b) the data collection details including the daily, weekly and monthly summary sheets and quality assurance measures c) and the data processing and data use details. The annex will include a detailed health providers protocol detailing instructions in relation to each variable.

Developed training modules

We will develop adapted training modules specifically to expressed needs of the care providers and observed challenges in the maternities. The deliverable will include the curriculum, the developed education materials including ppt, exercises, group work instructions etc. A facilitator guide will also be included.


Assessment of midwifery care providers intrapartum care competencies, in four sub-Saharan countries: a mixed-method study protocol

Author(s): Ann-Beth Moller, Joanne Welsh, Mechthild M. Gross, Max Petzold, Elizabeth Ayebare, Effie Chipeta, Hashim Hounkpatin, Bianca Kandeya, Beatrice Mwilike, Antoinette Sognonvi, Claudia Hanson
Published in: Reproductive Health, 18/1, 2021, ISSN 1742-4755
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12978-021-01109-8

Protocol for a scoping review to identify and map in-service education and training materials for midwifery care in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2020

Author(s): Joanne Welsh, Mechthild M Gross, Claudia Hanson, Hashim Hounkpatin, Ann-Beth Moller
Published in: BMJ Open, 11/3, 2021, Page(s) e047118, ISSN 2044-6055
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047118