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Ensure accessible, evidence-based, improved and innovated sexual and reproductive health services for empowered citizens - district support

Barame SRH Districts
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Enabel partners with Rwanda Association of the Midwife to improve the Maternal and Neonatal health

Enabel partners with Rwanda Association of the Midwife to improve the Maternal and Neonatal health

Enabel’s Barame project has been supporting the Rwanda Association of Midwives in mentorship program on Quality Management of Emergency Obstetrical & Neonatal Care (EmONC).
With this support, the intervention aspires to reinforce capacity of targeted health care personnel to provide high quality maternal and neonatal health, in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality.

On the International Day of the Midwife, celebrated on 05 May every year, Enabel-Barame exhibited the impact of the partnership between Enabel’s health intervention and Rwanda Association of Midwives where Improved management of obstetrical and neonatal complications have been put in the loop as the core part of saving lives of neo-natal hospital attendants.

The project also pocked early detection/referral, standard quality management of case without delay and with right treatment and adequate equipment would reduce maternal and neonatal preventable deaths and complications.

With the 4-year partnership, which started in December 2020, the Rwanda Association of Midwives so far strengthened the capacity of hospitals’ staff in maternity and neonatal departments to reduce avoidable death factors such as puerperal infection (reduced from 7.3% to 1.4%), eclampsia mismanagement (reduced from 5.3% to 0.83%), uterine rupture  (reduced from 3.5% to 0.31%), cervical tears (reduced from 0.8 to 0.2%).

Other improvements include the quality improvement projects to control post-partum and surgical  infections jointly elaborated to guide all supported hospitals to maintain the safety of mothers and newborns.  

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