Journal article

Formative research and development of innovative tools for "Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty" ( BOLD): study protocol

Meghan A Bohren, Olufemi T Oladapo, Oezge Tuncalp, Melanie Wendland, Joshua P Vogel, Mari Tikkanen, Bukola Fawole, Kidza Mugerwa, Joao Paulo Souza, Rajiv Bahl, A Metin Guelmezoglu

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most complications during labour and childbirth could be averted with timely interventions by skilled healthcare providers. Yet, the quality and outcomes of childbirth care remains suboptimal in many health facilities in low-resource settings. To accelerate the reduction of childbirth-related maternal, fetal and newborn mortality and morbidity, the World Health Organization has initiated the "Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty" (BOLD) project to address weaknesses in labour care processes and better connect health systems and communities. The project seeks to develop a "Simplified, Effective, Labour Monitoring-to-Action" tool (SELMA) to assist healthcare providers to monitor la..

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