Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

Referral systems comprise of various moving components including quality of care, supply chain management and availability of services. In Tanzania, Mrisho described the capabilities of MCH clinics, concluding that comprehensive care must be available at certain levels for referral systems to function properly. Awoonor-Williams' program focused on the Upper East region of Ghana where pregnant women comprise 90% of all emergencies. A pilot program included emergency vehicles and mobile technology to reduce emergencies. Desai's work in Gujarat, India exhibited the importance of front line workers who encouraged referral systems by accompanying and providing case management for each client. In Nigeria, Theophilus described emergency transport schemes, which trained volunteer drivers on the danger signs of pregnancy and provided free transport for ANC and delivery services.

Moderator: Adam Mrisho, Management and Development for Health

Obstacles in referral systems for continuum care to HIV infected pregnant women in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam
Adam Mrisho, Management and Development for Health
Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Mrisho%20565.pdf
Presentation:
meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/b_GMHC%202013%20Presentation-Dr%20Adam%20%20Mrisho.pdf

The effect of audit on the quality of the referral process in the Upper East Region of Ghana
John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Ghana Health Service
Abstract:
meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Awoonor-Williams%201178.pdf
Presentation:
meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/a_4%20GMHC%20Audit%20QoC%20Presentation%20Koku.pdf

Improving referral systems for better maternal care in resource-poor settings in Gujarat, India
Gayatri Desai, SEWA Rural
Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Desai%20372.pdf
Presentation:
meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/a_gayatri%20desai%2016%20wed.pdf

Promoting emergency transport scheme in safe delivery service: A case study of Gombe State, Nigeria
Ineala Theophilus, Society for Family Health
Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Theophilus%20394.pdf
Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/c_Maternal%20and%20Neonatal%20ETS%20JAO%20January%2014,%202013%20ORAL%20GMHC.pdf

Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Wednesday, 16 January 2013

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