Informações sobre o curso
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. Themes covered include the epidemiology of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, relevant issues for the global health workforce, community-based interventions to improve maternal and newborn health and survival, and sociocultural dynamics surrounding birth. 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. Through lectures, case studies and readings, course participants will learn about delivery challenges for maternal and newborn health services and how to utilize community-based strategies to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies.
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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Sugerido: 6 hours videos, quizzes, and peer reviewed project
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Intermediate Level

Nível intermediário

Clock

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Sugerido: 6 hours videos, quizzes, and peer reviewed project
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English

Legendas: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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1 hour to complete

Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the Global Context

Welcome to Module 1! This course will discuss the global health implications of pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world, where far too many women and babies die from complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and soon after childbirth. Themes covered in this module include an introduction to maternal care, an in-depth look at the numbers, and a look at maternal mortality and morbidity in a global context....
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
A Closer Look at the Numbers 5m
Causes of Death 7m
Signs of Progress 5m
Accelerating the Global Response 8m
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
About Us10m
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the Global Context20m

2

Section
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2 hours to complete

Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the U.S. Context

In this module you’ll visit the United States where, believe it or not, maternal mortality rate is actually on the rise! In fact, maternal mortality has doubled in the U.S. during the last two decades. Why is that? And what can be done to reverse this trend? Along the way you’ll meet a physician and her patient who will help us answer some of these questions. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Trends and Disparities in U.S. Maternal Mortality 11m
Severe Maternal Morbidity7m
Primary Prevention of Maternal Deaths 3m
Interview with Diana Childers and Dr. Wendy Book 10m
Secondary Prevention of Maternal Death 11m
When Prevention Fails: Maternal Mortality Review 11m
Reading1 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the US 20m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

The Impact of the Health Care Workforce Shortage

In this module we’ll be discussing the critical importance of having an adequate and well-trained health workforce for reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. We’ll be discussing the problems of shortage and maldistribution, as well as some important strategies for addressing these problems such as task shifting and task sharing. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Maldistribution & Migration 6m
Shortage, Maldistribution, & Migration Solutions 6m
Task Shifting vs. Task Sharing 8m
The Effectiveness of Task Shifting & Task Sharing 10m
Policy Issues 6m
Reading1 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Impact of the Health Care Workforce Shortage on Maternal and Newborn Care20m

4

Section
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1 hour to complete

Emergency Obstetric Care & Health Facility Services

In this module, we will learn about a globally recognized package of such interventions called emergency obstetric care, or EmOC. We will spend some time learning about how emergency obstetric care is assessed and monitored at the national and sub-national levels, including quality improvement measures. Lastly, we will consider some key challenges and potential solutions in developing country contexts....
Reading
6 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
EmOC Signal Functions6m
United Nations Process Indicators for Monitoring EmOC 8m
EmOC Monitoring and Assessment 5m
Quality Improvement in EmOC 3m
Challenges to EmOC Implementation in Developing Country Contexts8m
Reading1 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Emergency Obstetric Care: Health Facility Services that Support Maternal Health and Survival30m

5

Section
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1 hour to complete

Improving Maternal Care through Community-Based Interventions

This module will take a new turn - how ordinary citizens can be mobilized to effectively take action to improve health for mothers and babies. You will learn about participatory learning and action. You will learn what research studies have to say about the effectiveness of this kind of approach. Also, you will get a chance to see specific examples of the outcomes of community mobilization in two settings, one in Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S., and one in the Caribbean country on the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Participatory Learning and Action in Practice7m
Effectiveness Research7m
Center for Black Women's Wellness 9m
Dominican Republic: Community-Based Participatory Research Project 6m
Essentials for Sustained Empowerment 7m
Reading1 readings
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Improving Maternal and Newborn Care through Community-Based Interventions22m

6

Section
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3 hours to complete

Case Study in Ethiopia: Educating the Community and Training Front-Line Community Health Workers

Welcome to the last module! In this module, you will receive an overview of the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (referred to as MaNHEP). Also, you will learn about the Ethiopian context regarding maternal health; the overall goal of the MaNHEP project and its key partners and supports; where the project was situated within Ethiopia; the assumptions that serve as the basis for the project’s intervention; the project evaluation; and a summary of results. Finally, we will take a step back to examine the strengths of the project and its potential for scale-up and possible application elsewhere. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
MaNHEP Theory of Action 3m
MaNHEP Intervention Prongs 5m
MaNHEP Collaborative Quality Improvement 4m
MaNHEP Behavior Change Communications 6m
MaNHEP Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation 8m
MaNHEP Key Project-Level Results 4m
Reading1 readings
Readings & Resources10m
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By MCMay 15th 2018

A very interesting course to understand a little bit more the world we live in and the differences existing around us, and also the way to improve the system.

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Lynn Sibley

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