Maternal and child health trainings using ALARM & HBB programs

In partnership with PACE to train and mentor PFP health facilities

The overall goal of the training was to equip health care providers (midwives, clinical officers and health facility managers) with knowledge, skills and updates on the Advanced Labor and Risk Management (ALARM) training curriculum and the Helping Babies Breath plus (HBB+) training curriculum respectively. These are practical evidence-based and competence-based training curricula designed to provided trainees with knowledge, skills, values and decision-making so that that they can be able to prevent, identify or manage obstetric and newborn complications and emergencies. It was hoped that by the end of end of the training, trainees shall be able to:  i) Explain the concept, rationale, justification and characteristics of the sexual and reproductive rights framework and approach for maternal and newborn health. ii). Describe the maternal and newborn status in Uganda.  iii). Describe the main causes of maternal morbidity and mortality and how these can be prevented or managed. iv). Describe the main causes of newborn morbidity and mortality and how these can be prevented or managed v). Explain the management of labor using a Partograph vi) Perform both routine care for the newborn and emergency management of a sick newborns well vii) Describe and explain the application of the three delay framework for maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. viii) Explain the importance and approaches to quality improvement in maternal and newborn health services by applying the three delays framework including use of maternal and perinatal audit; ix) Explain rationale, approach and key steps in monitoring and evaluation of maternal and newborn health services; ix) Develop work plans for improving quality of services provided at their units.