The first webinar on quality of care for maternal health

The Safe Delivery App, developed by the Maternity Foundation, has been used to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of birth attendants in Ethiopia since 2013. It is now part of the national curriculum, as well as taught as part of in-service and on-the-job training for birth attendants, and an integral part of the country's efforts to improve the quality of maternal care.

Presenters:

  • Hiwot Wubshet presented the key features of the Safe Delivery App and how it has been used in Ethiopia to help birth attendants handle the most common childbirth complications.  She also presented, on behalf of Zenebe Akale Tilaye, the national scale-up plan for the App, and how it is now integrated as a tool in a catchment-based mentorship system. 
  • Maurice Bucagu addressed the need to maintain quality essential health services, including for maternal and newborn care, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • speakers
    Hiwot Wubshet, Country Director for Maternity Foundation Ethiopia Zenebe Akale Tilaye, Maternal Health Coordinator at the Federal Ministry of Health Maurice Bucagu, Medical Officer at the World Health Organization's Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing Department