Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care in Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Funded by: U.S. Agency for International Development
Project Duration: 2009 to present Geographic Focus: Ecuador: Cotopaxi province
The project conducts interviews with traditional birth attendants to determine their role in postpartum care.
The Center for Human Services is working with the Ministry of Health to meet the goals of the National Plan for Reduction of Maternal Newborn Mortality. The project is (1) developing an integrated health care network to improve the continuum of care from community to provincial hospitals by creating referral mechanisms, (2) improving the quality of care at facilities, (3) forging or improving connections between facility-based health teams and community health leaders, and (4) ensuring the use of evidence-based practices.
Develop an integrated network of public and private providers of community- and facility-based essential and obstetric newborn care
Strengthen the cultural acceptability and quality of health care in county and provincial health facilities
Increase community access to, demand for, and use of the network of essential obstetric and newborn care services
Provide training for traditional birth attendants in recognizing danger signs and risk factors in mothers and newborns
Conduct research on the role of traditional birth attendants in postpartum care
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