What is the ALERT project?

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.

Conceptual framework for ALERT.

ALERT Strategy

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.

Meeting participants at the kick-off meeting in Malawi standing together for a group picture.

Our team

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.