ALERT (Action Leveraging Evidence to reduce perinatal Mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa) is a hospital maternity-based quality improvement and implementation science project in Benin, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is coordinated at Karolinska Institutet.
The ALERT intervention will include four main components: 1. End-user participation through narratives of women, families and midwifery providers to ensure co-design of the intervention 2. Competency-based training; 3. Quality improvement, supported by data from a clinical perinatal e-registry; 4. Empowerment and leadership mentoring of maternity unit leaders complemented by district based bi-annual coordination and accountability meetings.
The project team of ALERT is a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians (obstetrics and midwifery), public health physicians, social scientists, health systems specialists, medical anthropologists, economists, and management scientists from leading universities and research institutions.
ALERT team members will be presenting in a session called “Multiple dimensions of innovation: the case study of maternal and newborn health during COVID-19” during the annual Institute of Tropical […]
Despite millions of babies being stillborn each year, this devastating tragedy has not been prioritised in national or global public health agendas. However, most of these senseless deaths could be […]
The ALERT project started this January 2020 and the kick-off meeting for the project took place in Malawi between 2-6 March. The meeting was attended by 29 participants from the […]