ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project team briefs on Safe Delivery App project

July 15, 2021 10:00 - 12:00
ENGAGEMENT: Ifakara project team briefs on Safe Delivery App project
Ifakara and participants of the engagement meeting pose for a group photo after the meeting. PHOTO | IFAKARA/Coms

Ifakara Health Institute researchers implementing the Safe Delivery App (SDA) project hosted a half-day engagement meeting for public health stakeholders to brief them on the objectives and progress of the project.

The researchers, led by Research Scientist Donat Shamba had an audience with representatives from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children; the Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA); and the Tanzania National Midwifery Council (TNMC).

Dr. Ziada Sellah, the Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, led the ministry’s team while that of TAMA was led by the Association’s President, Dr. Fred Mwanga and from the TNMC by Jane Mazigo. Ifakara researchers who joined Shamba at the meeting are the SDA Clinical Coordinator John William and Research Scientist Mary Ramesh.

Shamba briefed the teams on the project overview and updated them on the implementation plan. After the presentation, the teams had the opportunity to share their comments aimed at improving implementation of the project.

More: About the Safe Delivery App project

Every day, more than 800 women and 7,000 babies lose their lives during pregnancy and childbirth- and 99% are in low- and middle-income countries. Most of these deaths can be prevented if the mother has access to skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth.

The Safe Delivery App is a smartphone application that provides skilled birth attendants with direct and instant access to evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care.

The App leverages the growing ubiquity of mobile phones to provide life-saving information and guidance through easy-to-understand animated instruction videos, action cards and drug lists. It can serve as a training tool both in pre- and in-service training, and equips birth attendants even in the most remote areas with a powerful on-the-job reference tool. #

Learn more here: About the Safe Delivery App