Building on 10 years of multidisciplinary collaboration and the proven success of the Safer Births project, the Safer Births Bundle of Care was awarded US$4.5 million in funding from Global Financing Facility, a division of the World Bank, to scale-up in 30 hospitals in Tanzania. The Safer Births Bundle of Care includes improved solutions and the use of on-site low dose high frequency training methodology. Data collection and analysis is a key component of the scale up for continuous quality improvement which is essential to increase newborn and maternal survival. This project integrates the Safer Births Bundle of Care innovative tools with national guidelines and local data-driven decision making and training. In addition to newborn resuscitation, the Safer Births scale-up includes training for post-partum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal death.
Train and equip 900 healthcare workers to save an additional 600 mothers and 5400 newborns by 2023. To date, we’ve exceeded our goal already with more than 1200 trained.
We hope to achieve:
- 10% reduction in maternal deaths
- 25% reduction in fresh still births
- 50% reduction in early neonatal deaths within 24 hours
Benjamin A. Kamala, Paschal F. Mdoe, Hege L. Ersdal, Robert Moshiro, Jorgen Linde, Ingvild Dalen, Dunstan R. Bishanga, Felix Ambrose Bundala, Ahmad M. Makuwani, Boniphace Marwa Richard, Pius David Muzzazzi, Ivony Kamala.
Six Tanzanian PhD fellows, with their Tanzanian supervisors, will build an academic network and capacity in Tanzania and Haydom, laying the ground for a Center of Excellence in Simulation and Research at Haydom. PhD Candidates: Damas Juma Kayera, Vickfarajaeli Z. Daudi, Florence Salvatory Kalabamu, Grace Patrick Qorro, Felix Ambrose Bundala, Catherine Massay.
Haydom Lutheran Hospital, the Tanzanian Ministries in Health (MoH and PO-RALG), the Tanzanian Midwifery Association (TAMA), the Pediatric Association of Tanzania (PAT), Stavanger University Hospital (Norway), SAFER (a simulation and implementation center based in Norway), Laerdal Global Health, and Unicef.