Maternal Mortality is an unresolved global crisis. Most deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa(SSA) where human/technical capacity with rural reach have yet to integrate to create a total solution. We will apply our expertise to scale a proven, sustainable, high impact paradigm shift to eliminate preventable maternal mortality in SSA. Our consortium pairs major US university centers with 10 African universities/hospitals to build permanent, high impact post-graduate Obstetric/Gynecology/Midwifery training programs, creating a permanent solution integrating human resources, infrastructure and technology. Obstetrics and midwifery care will be integrated with a core curriculum of open source teaching materials available free access through the Global Library of Women’s Medicine. Interdisciplinary training programs will integrate evidence based clinical and surgical care, team-training, communication, certification, quality improvement, and policy work. World Vision will extend our expertise to under-served rural communities, and Civana will create an innovative networking and management platform available beyond our 10 initial sites.
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