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The 2012 MDSR Resource Room

In October 2012, Evidence for Action hosted a half day practical and interactive “resource room” on Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) at the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) 2012 World Congress.

The interactive resource session aimed to:

1)      Provide delegates with access to resources and expertise on MDSR

2)      Identify training and guidance needs

3)      Identify the range of global expertise on MDSR

Key themes covered during the interactive session included:

1)      Creating a conducive enabling environment. Resources developed for this theme include:

  • Legal briefing leaflet focused on overcoming legal challenges and creating an enabling environment on MDSRs
  • Poster on legal considerations related MDSRs.

2)      Maternal death identification, notification and reporting. Resources developed for this theme include:

  • Poster on maternal death identification, notification and reporting
  • Poster on maternal death identification, notification and reporting flowchart

3)      Use of findings at multiple levels, including data management, to improve quality of care, prevent further deaths and influence the health system more broadly. Resources developed for this theme include:

  • Poster on analysis and response within MDSR
  • Poster on improvements in quality of care
  • Literature review on the impact of Maternal Death Reviews on quality of care compiled by the Evidence for Action team, September 2012.

4)      Components of MDSR. Resources developed for this theme include:

  • Poster on MDSR and verbal autopsy

5)      Training and support. Resources developed for this theme include:

For more information on MDSR or to join the MDSR Action Network, please:

Email: l.hulton@evidence4action.net

Visit: www.mdsr-action.net

 

IJGO’s special supplement on FIGO’s Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact and Change initiative

The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics has published a special supplement about the Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact and Change (LOGIC) initiative. This initiative was launched by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to build capacity for their members in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda.

This supplement documents the major achievements of the completed programme in a series of articles, including:

FIGO LOGIC MDSR guidelines and training curriculum

These guidelines and training curriculum were developed by FIGO LOGIC to guide health professionals in their efforts to assess quality of care in their own service, and to help health staff conduct reviews of maternal death cases occurring in their health facility.

The FIGO LOGIC (Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Impact and ChangeMaternal Death Review Guidelines and Maternal Death Review Training Curriculum were published in early September 2013. The practical guidelines aim to  support clinicians, health systems and facility administrators, MNCH programme managers, NGOs and policy makers in assessing quality of care in their own settings, and build their capacity to conduct maternal death reviews at facility-level. The training curriculum is designed to accompany these guidelines and support their implementation in practice.

Together, they are key tools to support local stakeholders to move forward with MDSR implementation in their own contexts. The tools were field tested in Cameroon with the support of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Cameroon.

To download the FIGO MDR guidelines, click here.

To download the FIGO MDR training curriculum for free, click here.