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FIGO Saving Mothers and Newborns Initiative 2006-2011.
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PMID:  22883921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Reduction in maternal mortality is a key Millennium Development Goal (MDG 5). In an effort to contribute toward achievement of MDG 5, FIGO's Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health Committee worked with associations of obstetricians, gynecologists, and midwives in 10 low- and middle-income countries between 2006 and 2011. Contributions were made by professional associations in high-income countries through a structured north-south mentoring program. Each project focused on identified needs within each country and resulted in varied approaches and targets, ranging from clinical training, protocol development, and implementation of clinical audit through to legislative and policy change. Significant and largely sustainable results were achieved, particularly in relation to the relatively small-scale funding available. This resulted in direct improvements to maternal and newborn health outcomes. The capacity of both FIGO and national professional associations was also substantially strengthened in project design, management, and implementation, leading to opportunities to further support international development efforts in the future.
Authors:
André B Lalonde; Rachel Grellier
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
McGill University, Montreal, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
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