Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

This session focused on the support needed for clinical care providers for improvement of the quality of care for their patients. Mony described the nurse mentoring program in India which showed that especially in resource poor settings support for nurses was needed. Dioh told the audience about a program in Senegal where mentors especially focus on MNCH/FP and malaria services which led to better health outcomes and greater client satisfaction. Isabirye described how the Saving Mothers Giving Life program was being rolled out in Uganda to reduce maternal mortality there. Improvements were seen not only clinically, but also in record keeping and increase in clientele. Cunningham described a program in India which not only allowed for better training for clinicians, but a boost to their confidence and skills, enabling them to become better clinicians. Anatole let the audience know about PIH's program in Rwanda where mentoring and supervision allowed for dramatic improvements in vital sign and danger sign awareness.

Moderator: Prem Mony, St John’s Research Institute

Improving quality of maternal and neonatal health care in primary health centres: Design and implementation of an on-site, nurse mentoring program in Karnataka state, India
Prem Mony, St John’s Research Institute

Mentoring maternal health providers—The Senegal approach
Étienne Dioh, IntraHealth International

Empowering health care providers to improve the quality of maternal health care using low cost, high impact QI interventions in two districts of Western Uganda
Paul Isabirye, URC/USAID Health Care Improvement Project

Improving quality of maternal and newborn services through a mentoring process: Results of a baseline survey in northern Karnataka
Lloyd Troydon Cunningham, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust

Integrated mentoring and enhanced supervision to improve the quality of maternal health care delivery in resource-limited settings
Manzi Anatole, Partners In Health

Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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