OMPHI - Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute
OMPHI aims to bring together some of the best experts in the world to resolve priority maternal and perinatal health problems.
It engages medical researchers, social scientists and health management experts in some of the major issues affecting the health of mothers and newborn babies, particularly in resource-poor settings.
The Institute is currently running four large, global studies. Over 100 researchers are involved in a wide range of countries, plus a small co-ordinating team based in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford. The studies are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, EngenderHealth and the Maternal Health Task Force.
OMPHI/GFMER joint initiatives
OMPHI and GFMER started in 2010 a collaboration in the field of maternal and perinatal health eLearning, with the publication on the GFMER website of The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia - University of Oxford and the Spanish version La evidencia basada en el manejo de la Preeclampsia y Eclampsia - Universidad de Oxford. The production of this course has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation through EngenderHealth, and developed by a group of healthcare professionals, led by Stephen Kennedy, José Villar and Catriona Murray (from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Oxford). Website statistics are shown in OMPHI - Website statistics.
A Feedback on eLearning Module: The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia is currently performed, as well as a knowledge assessment test in English and in Spanish (see The Oxford Evidence-based Management of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Tool (The e-learning Module) – Assessment of knowledge acquired from the online course and El manejo de la preeclampsia y eclampsia basado en las evidencias cientificas - (Un curso de formación online de la Universidad de Oxford) - Evaluación de los conocimientos adquiridos en el curso en línea), in collaboration with Global Voices for Maternal Health.
Training courses on The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia - University of Oxford have been held in the following Countries:
Another OMPHI/GFMER joint initiative is the dissemination of information for health professionals in the field of maternal and perinatal health through online resources (see Online resources — OMPHI).
Edited by Aldo Campana,