Improving the Quality of Maternal-Newborn Health Services
Skilled providers at public, free health care facilities can prevent nearly all of maternal and newborn deaths with safe, low-tech interventions. In Phase I, the BAMA Program covered all 25 public health facilities in the Rakai and Kyotera Districts that are designated providers of emergency obstetric and newborn care services. In Phase II, we have expanded our work to 23 Health Center IIs providing maternal and newborn care.
Using the Training of Trainers (ToT) methodology, Babies and Mothers Alive’s ‘Mentor Midwife’ initiative trains healthcare providers across Rakai and Kyotera skilled in the provision of emergency obstetric and newborn care. To date We have trained 30 mentor midwives who work alongside their colleagues to improve the quality of care of 265 healthcare providers.