Webinar on Improving Quality of Care during Childbirth: Learnings and Next Steps from the BetterBirth Trial

This webinar took place on April 24, 2018. However, if you missed the session or want to listen to it again, you can watch the recording.

Join the webinar organized by HSG Thematic Working Group Quality in Universal Health and Healthcare. During this webinar, Katherine Semaru will discuss the lessons learned from the BetterBirth trial towards the increase of quality of maternal and newborn care, and the work still needed to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

The Ariadne Labs’ BetterBirth Program has been focused on developing, implementing, and testing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist globally. In 2014, after a successful pilot of the Checklist in southern India, the BetterBirth study was initiated in Uttar Pradesh, India, at primary and community health centers. The study measured the effectiveness of the BetterBirth Program on the uptake of essential birth practices by birth attendants and on early neonatal mortality, maternal mortality, and maternal morbidity. With follow up data on over 300,000 mothers and infants, the BetterBirth trial is one of the largest maternal health trials ever conducted.

About the speaker

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Katherine Semrau, PhD, MPH, is director of the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Epidemiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity.She led a large randomized controlled trial of a coaching-based intervention to increase use and adherence to the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist.

Curatio International Foundation Hosts Health Systems Global Secretariat. Health Systems Global (HSG) is the first international membership organization fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and related knowledge translation. HSG brings together researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from all over the world. Around 1900 HSG members work together to create, share and apply knowledge necessary for strengthening health systems globally.

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