Improving postpartum care for mothers and newborns in Niger and Mali: a case study of an integrated maternal and newborn improvement programme

This case study describes a large-scale program to improve integrated maternal and newborn post-partum care in two West African countries, Niger and Mali. As a result of a quality improvement effort that leveraged common objectives, local ownership, and shared learning to accelerate implementation of best practices, participating facilities demonstrated rapid improvements in compliance with evidence-based standards for active management of the third stage of labor and essential newborn care and a reduction in estimated post-partum hemorrhage. The case study was published in the September 2014 Special Issue of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology dedicated to international reviews on quality of obstetric care.

Report Author(s): 
Maina Boucar | Kathleen Hill | Astou Coly | Sabou Djibrina | Zakari Saley | Karim Sangare | Evelyn Kamgang | Simon Hiltebeitel
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project/URC
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