The evidence-based management of Postpartum Haemorrhage - The Course / Knowledge assessment test / Acknowledgment
The Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) aims to bring together world experts to resolve priority maternal and perinatal health problems. OMPHI engages medical researchers, social scientists and health management experts in major issues affecting the health of mothers and newborn babies, particularly in resource-poor settings.
The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organisation established in 2002. It is supported by the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Department of Social Affairs of the City of Geneva and other Swiss and international institutions. The Foundation works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). GFMER is a WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction. The overall objectives of the Foundation are to furnish health education and research programmes that can be accessed by developing countries and countries in economic transition, and to establish collaboration between entities from the public and private sectors.
In 2010, OMPHI and GFMER started working together to produce e-learning material in the field of maternal and perinatal health. Their first success was the development and implementation of an online training course entitled “The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia - University of Oxford” and its Spanish version, “La evidencia basada en el manejo de la preeclampsia y eclampsia - Universidad de Oxford”. The development of this course was funded by the MacArthur Foundation through EngenderHealth. Group training sessions, based on the online course, have been held in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Mexico and Nigeria.
A Feedback on the course has been performed, as well as a knowledge assessment test (see The evidence-based management of Postpartum Haemorrhage - Knowledge assessment test).
The time to complete the course and knowledge assessment is on average three hours.
The module is downloadable for offline usage from http://www.gfmer.ch/omphi/pph/pph.zip (Instructions to download and launch the evidence-based management of postpartum haemorrhage module). A PDF version is also available: http://www.gfmer.ch/omphi/pph/pdf/pph.pdf.
The Russian version of the course Основанная на доказательствах тактика ведения при послеродовых кровотечениях was adapted by Dr Valentina Rumyantseva with the support of the Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
A Spanish version by Dr Atziri Ramirez-Negrin and Dr. Joaquín Ruiz Sánchez, reviewed by Dr Sunera Sadacali, is also available: El manejo basado en la evidencia de la Hemorragia Postparto.
Training courses on The evidence-based management of Postpartum Haemorrhage have been held in the following Countries: