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Safer Births at the 8th Annual GLOBVAC Conference


The Annual GLOBVAC Conferene Implementation Research In Global Health was held in Bergen, Norway.

Safer Births participated actively. Fourteen Norwegian and Tanzanian Safer Births partners had traveled to Bergen to attend what is known to be the most important Global Health Conference in Norway.

The Safer Births project had not only had 4 posters and abstracts accepted at the Conference, but also arranged a symposium entitled; Safer Birth – Not just breakthroughs, the key is follow-through: The crucial role of alliances and implementation research in developing and implementing innovative products for improved newborn care and survival 

At the symposium the Director for Strategic Research in Laerdal, Helge Myklebust, talked about the role of alliances and research in product development, using examples from product development in Laerdal guided by the Utstein formula of survival: “Chances of survival = Medical Science x Educational Efficiency x Local Implementation”.

PhD candidate Dr. Jørgen Linde explained the importance of being present and understanding the setting  when conducting medical research.  More specifically, he  spoke of the research project that he is working on in Haydom Lutheran hospital, and how to convert the medical research on newborn resuscitation he does there to a useful tool for midwives working in a low resource setting such as Haydom.


In the end of the session, Estomih Mduma, Research Manager in Haydom Luthrean Hospital held a presentation on the research that has been done on Low Dose High Frequency in Haydom Luthrean Hospital in relations to the Helping Babies Breathe research.