100&Change: 2020

Eliminating Preventable Maternal Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa

We will measurably eliminate preventable maternal morality in Africa by building professional capacity through US/African OBGYN/Midwife partnerships with access to information, networking, and rural reach.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • Ashanti Region, Ghana
  • South-West Region, Cameroon
  • South East District, Botswana
  • Central Region, Uganda
  • Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Cidade de Maputo, Mozambique
  • Western Area, Sierra Leone
  • Northern Region, Ghana
  • Volta Region, Ghana
  • Central Region, Ghana
Priority Populations:
  • Children and youth
  • People of African descent
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being

Executive Summary:

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.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Regents of the University of Michigan

website: http://www.umich.edu
Organization Headquarters
Michigan, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
> $1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000

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