Event (DC): Frontline Innovations in Maternal Health Care: Meeting Africa’s Urgent Need for Skilled Midwifery and Fistula Repair

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The International Center for Research on Women and AMREF are pleased to present a seminar on

The provision of effective maternal health care has very clear health system requirements. The first is that community health care facilities must function and provide the basic services that save mother and newborn lives, including skilled staff, essential commodities and regular supervision from the district level. The second is linkages to a functioning referral system to ensure that women get appropriate care in the event of complications.

AMREF’s recent review and extensive experience supporting management of health services in East Africa indicate that these elements are not yet adequately addressed in existing health systems. In response, AMREF has crafted three strategies to address this urgent need: working with government to revitalize community health centers, creating virtual approaches for upgrading the skills of nurses and midwives, and strengthening regional capacity for the treatment of fistula. Speakers will discuss the response focusing on this strategic approach.


Thursday, June 10, 2010, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

International Center for Research on Women
1120 20th St N.W., Suite 500 North
Washington, D.C. 20036

Dr. John Nduba, director, reproductive and child health, AMREF
Ms. Angela Nguku, coordinator, virtual nursing training school, AMREF
Dr. Weston Khisa, project manager, regional fistula repair project, AMREF

Please RSVP to Sherla Allen, sallen@icrw.org by Tuesday, June 8.

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