We invite you to watch the presentations below from the seminar series “Innovations in maternal and perinatal health in humanitarian settings: Exploring evidence and innovations to improve maternal and newborn survival among populations affected by humanitarian crises”.
Seminar 2: Applying maternal death surveillance and response in crisis settings
Nadine Cornier with UNFPA, Turkey, describes approaches to measure and respond to maternal mortality in humanitarian settings.
Rajat Khosla with the World Health Organization, discusses the value of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) to improve data and systems in crisis settings.
Eleanor Brown with Options, presents the value of participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) as a tool to triangulate maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) findings in conflict-affected settings.
Seminar 1: Innovations to improve maternal and newborn death surveillance to respond to future Ebola outbreaks
Dr Benjamin Black, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Médecins Sans Frontières, talks about the provision of maternal and newborn care during the Ebola.
This case study is the first of two. The second part will be published in 2017 and will report on progress toward scaling up perinatal and neonatal death surveillance and response (PNDSR) across the country.
In December 2015, Ethiopia began piloting a perinatal and neonatal death surveillance and response system in Tigray region in response to national commitments to improve newborn survival. The perinatal mortality rate in Ethiopia is high, estimated 46 per 1,000 births in 2011). The Tigray Regional Health Bureau (RHB) initiated the implementation of PNDSR after learning the importance of maternal death surveillance and response to generate evidence to save pregnant women’s lives following the scale up and national launch of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) in May 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been supporting the region following its good performance during the initial phase of MDSR implementation.