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Enhancing health system quality of care in pregnancy and childbirth based on locally generated evidence and adapted interventions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10009

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 589 974

  • EU contribution

    € 589 974

Coordinated by:

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

Objective

We develop a health systems research methodology to identify locally appropriate and accepted strategies and interventions for improved maternity care, based on a pre-tested set of indicators for monitoring and evaluating performance and interaction of service components. Specific sets of interventions are developed jointly with health managers in 3 African study sites. Key areas are content of maternity care routines and underlying concepts, quality of care, staff motivation and performance and organisational / political prerequisites for sustainable management. Selected interventions are implemented through site-specific action plans and follow the steps: Health service analysis, priority setting and identification of appropriate interventions; implementation and evaluation; comparative analysis and documentation of research process and results. The organisational preconditions for sustainability are identified and promoted.

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Coordinator

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Address

Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg

Germany

Participants (4)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

MINISTERIO DA SAUDE

Cape Verde

MUHIMBILI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Tanzania

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND

South Africa

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10009

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 589 974

  • EU contribution

    € 589 974

Coordinated by:

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany