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Enhancing Human Resources and Use of Appropriate Training for Maternal and Perinatal Survival In Sub-Saharan Africa

Objective

Most African women face childbirth without access to skilled health workers when obstetric and neonatal emergencies arise. Providing and retaining skilled health workers is vital in attempts to save the 600,000 women and 7 million babies who die annually in Africa. In the modern world this tragedy is unacceptable and largely preventable. Education and training for health professionals is the key to improving healthcare for mothers and babies in Africa. Non-Physician Clinicians (NPCs) are an effective and retainable health solution for doctor-less rural and some urban areas of Africa. Task shifting to NPCs needs to be extended, enhanced, endorsed and supported by the healthcare community and will be the aim of Work Package 1 (WP1) and WP3.
The project aims to develop, implement and evaluate clinical service improvement through clinical guidelines and pathways in WP2, structured education and clinical leadership training (WP3) and workforce development of NPCs and faculty (WP1, WP3). A key element will be continuing support for NPCs in the workplace using communications technology and mentorship from local and international physicians (WP1, WP3).
All service improvements will be sustainable, scalable, cost-effective, transferrable and co-developed by professional partners in Africa. Bringing together key European and African partners with GE Healthcare to address the major issues of enhancing a sustainable healthcare workforce and enhancing appropriate training in the use of existing technologies should help to significantly reduce the loss of mothers and babies in Africa.

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 705 010,30
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)

Participants (5)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 458 420,80
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Bergehed-Bonnevier (Ms.)
Malawi Ministry of Health
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 59 061,60
Address
Ministry Of Health
Lilongwe
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chisale Mhango (Dr.)
IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 723 046,40
Address
Kiko Avenue Off Old Bagamoyo Road Plot 463
Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Godfrey Mbaruku (Dr.)
GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 391,50
Address
Amersham Place
HP7 9NA Little Chalfont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Davies (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 552 026,40
Address
-
- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nyasinga Kaunda (Ms.)