Phase 3 Training

practicing on Suellen

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-Charge attended a full training on standard procedure for conducting deliveries, prevention and treatment of hemorrhage, and (for half of the clinics – chosen through random selection), use of the NASG.

Over 300 staff were involved in this training which moves the project in the Lusaka site into the third and most important phase. It is from now on that we will start to gather data which will show whether application of the NASG at the clinic level improves outcomes for hemorrhaging women compared to application at the hospital level.