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

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.

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)

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KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 458 420,80

Malawi Ministry of Health

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 59 061,60

IFAKARA HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 723 046,40

GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 391,50

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 552 026,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266290

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 July 2014

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 458 410,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 957

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom