Happy New Year!

This month we are pleased to have Emily Mangone interning with us in Ndola, Zambia. She will be working closely with Dr. Aminu who is also currently based in the Copperbelt region. Dr. Aminu Isyaku Mohammed is an Ob/Gyn from Nigeria who has considerable experience working with the NAS
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Reporting on the NASG at International Conference in Cape Town

Safe Motherhood Program staff and international colleagues were thrilled with the opportunity to share NASG findings with colleagues from around the world at this prestigious forum. Over 9000 representatives from many countries and organizations attended this conference, hosted by the
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Bringing NASG to Zimbabwean clinics – Overcoming all obstacles!

This year has been a very difficult year for conducting research in Zimbabwe. With political and financial turmoil, staff at hospitals and clinics who had not been able to live on their meager and inconsistent salaries went on strike, leaving our small staff and study on hold. But imm
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2009 – Dissemination Of Findings In Nigeria

  One of the most important parts of our work is making sure that findings are fully reported back to local stakeholders – this means all of the people involved in the research and collection of data, but also relevant people and groups who could be interested and/or affected by
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Trainings in the Copperbelt

This month we trained health care providers in two of the largest hospitals in Zambia. We took the NASG and experienced trainers from the US and Nigeria to share skills with midwives, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgeons. Women who hemorrhage in these facilities will be re
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Summer Interns and New Staff

This summer we are thrilled to have had a number of interns working on the NASG project in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and here in the San Francisco offices. Thank you to you all – your work is very much appreciated. Whilst we are sad to see the Regional Coordinator, Althea Anderson, MPH leave
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Dr. Miller trains in India

Dr. Miller spent time in India working as a consultant with Pathfinder International. While there she trained in the use of the NASG as well as assisted with other work on the maternal health ‘Continuum of Care,’ including filming an educational video on the NASG for use in further tr
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Phase 3 Training

In February, Dr. Miller and the Safe Motherhood Program’s Project Director Elizabeth Butrick went to Zambia for an intensive three weeks in which they trained staff from all of the clinics involved in the study in the capital city of Lusaka. Nurses, midwives, and Sisters-in-Char
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Winter and Spring Interns

Throughout January to May Jessica Morris (Safe Motherhood Program Project Specialist) was based in the Copperbelt site in Zambia, followed in May through July by Yi-Ling Tan (Columbia MPH graduate). These interns assisted local project Coordinators with the running of the project, wor
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