Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality

Reporting Organization:The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,372,365
Timeframe: December 5, 2012 - April 30, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Mali - $ 1,372,365.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (80 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (20 %)

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The project supports Mali’s efforts to improve the maternal and neonatal health and helps improve access to and quality of care for more than 596,919 pregnant women, new mothers and their newborns. The project aligns with the Government of Mali’s priorities to improve the quality of and access to health services in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates, which remain high in Mali. It builds on the knowledge and lessons learned from a research-action project (QUARITÉ trial), initiated in 2007 by the University of Montréal and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) in 12 referral health centres (CsREF) which offer comprehensive emergency obstetrical care. This project specifically aims to improve the availability and accessibility of essential obstetrical and neonatal care in the country’s functional health structures.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include:

National strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality supported by key players in the sector, including interventions focused on obstetric and neonatal emergency care (EmOC) recognized for their effectiveness in saving the lives of mothers and newborns and promoting a human rights approach; Increased collaboration between the leaders of professional associations and key players in the health sector in the implementation of the national strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of December 2013 include: 1) Training key national stakeholders in evidence-based emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC); 2) holding a workshop to reflect on the updating of EmONC clinical guidelines; 3) conducting an initial tour of 9 out of 10 referral health centres (CSREFs)/regional hospitals that have participated in the QUARITÉ project; 4) providing GESTA [labour and delivery management] International training for opinion leaders of the 12 new CSREFs/regional hospitals targeted and a training in maternal death audit implementation methodology; 5) training four supervisors to conduct maternal death audit activities at CSREFs/regional hospitals; 6) holding workshops devoted to an organizational assessment of two associations, involving 10 leaders of the Société malienne de gynécologie obstétrique [society of obstetricians and gynaecologists of Mali] (three of whom are women) and 13 leaders of the Association des Sages-Femmes du Mali [Malian midwives’ association].


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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