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ECSA Stakeholder Validation Workshop: Advancing Access to High Quality Maternal and Newborn Care

Friday, December 2, 2016

Landmark Beach Hotel and Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 30 November - 1 December 2016

The East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) in collaboration with University Research Co., LLC. (URC’s) Translating Research into Action (TRAction) project supported a workshop to 1) validate and prepare a guidance note document and 2) support the health workforce in improving high quality respectful maternal care. The guidance note will provide guidance on task sharing for the performance of Caesarean section by Associate Clinicians as a way of improving access to comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care, especially for human-resources-for-health constrained countries. This will be especially useful for countries that are considering implementing this approach as well as countries that are already using the cadre to address some of the bottlenecks that impede optimal returns in the use of such cadres.

In addition to discussion of the guidance note, the meeting deliberated on respectful maternal care. Studies undertaken by Population Council, Ifakara Health Institute and Columbia University along with a similar study implemented by Management Sciences for Health and Harvard University are quantifying, describing, and addressing disrespect and abuse of women during institutional childbirth.

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