Childbirth: A Global Perspective; this course will review challenges for maternal and newborn health in the developing world, where a great many women and babies are suffering from complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and the days following birth.
About the course
This course provides a broad overview of maternal and newborn health issues facing low-income and transitional countries, where more than 2.6 million babies are stillborn and nearly 500,000 women die during childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications each year. In the developing world, many women deliver at home without a skilled care provider, drugs, or technological supports. Maternal and newborn survival can be improved by mobilizing communities and improving access to skilled care.
Week 1: Introduction to maternal mortality and morbidity in the global context
Week 2: Introduction to maternal mortality and morbidity in the US Context
Week 3: The impact of the health care workforce shortage on maternal and newborn care
Week 4: Emergency obstetric care: Health facility services that support maternal health and survival
Week 5: Improving maternal and newborn care through community-based interventions
Week 6: Case study in Ethiopia: Educating the community and training front-line community health workers to deliver maternal and newborn care
October 1, 2014 - November 19, 2014
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