Since 1988, the Prevention of Maternal Mortality (PMM) Network has developed, implemented and evaluated projects that focus directly on prevention of maternal deaths.
The Network, which consists of 11 multidisciplinary teams in West Africa and one at Columbia University, grew from discussions between the Carnegie Corporation of New York and researchers at Columbia School of Public Health.
Its goals are :
to strengthen capacities in developing countries ;
to provide program models for preventing maternal deaths ;
and to inform policymakers about the importance of maternal mortality.
This paper describes the development and functioning of the Network.
The initial steps included identifying interested partners in Africa and encouraging them to form multidisciplinary teams.
Each African team received two grants : one to perform a needs assessment and then another to develop and implement projects based on the results.
The Columbia team provided technical assistance in a variety of ways, including site visits, workshops and correspondence.
Teams tested program models and reported findings both to local policymakers and in international fora.
Collaboration with government and community leaders helped facilitate progress at all stages.
At the PMM Network Results Conference in 1996, the teams decided to continue their work by forming the Regional PMM (RPMM) Network, an entirely African entity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Mortalité, Mère, Gestation pathologie, Accouchement pathologie, Réseau, Coopération, Multidisciplinaire, Programme, Modèle, Homme, Femelle, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Mortality, Mother, Pregnancy disorders, Delivery disorders, Network, Cooperation, Multidisciplinary, Program, Models, Human, Female, Africa
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Cote : 98-0032503
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 17/04/1998.