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OMPHI

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 Women’s & Reproductive Health, 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

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

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 Women’s & Reproductive Health 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 was done. 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) is currently performed, 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:

A total of 3500 health professionals from 119 different countries took the assessment test.

Postpartum haemorrhage

Subsequently, OMPHI and GFMER have developed a second online training course on The evidence-based management of Postpartum Haemorrhage. The course has been sponsored by the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health and the funding has been provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 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, 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:

A total of 3830 health professionals from 126 countries took the assessment test.

Maternal infections

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), OMPHI, GFMER and The Global Health Network (TGHN) have developed a third e-learning module on maternal infections: Maternal Infections e-Learning Course.

As of September 30, 2018, a total of 1026 health professionals from 92 different countries took the assessment test (see Maternal infections knowledge assessment test - Participants by country).

Obstetric fistula

Obstetric Fistula e-Learning Course is the fourth e-learning module developed by GFMER, OMPHI, MHTF and TGHN.

As of September 30, 2018, a total of 1012 health professionals from 97 different countries took the assessment test (see Obstetric Fistula e-Learning Course - Participants by country).

A French version is also available: Fistules obstétricales - Cours en ligne.

INTERGROWTH-21st

In January 2014 a meeting has been organized by the Maternal Health Taskforce of Harvard School of Public Health to discuss the coordination of efforts and activities of the Maternal Health Taskforce of Harvard School of Public Health, the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI) and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (see Harvard, Oxford and GFMER Collaboration - Karim Abawi, January 2014).

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research has been designated as one of the principal partners for the dissemination and implementation of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project at a global level through its international network of health professionals and partner institutions (see INTERGROWTH-21st - Sandy Savini).

An INTERGROWTH-21st course on maternal, fetal and newborn growth monitoring has been developed in collaboration with OMPHI, the Maternal Health Task Force and The Global Health Network:

As of September 30, 2018, a total of 2073 health professionals from 86 different countries took the assessment test of Module 1. Assessing newborn size by anthropometry (see INTERGROWTH-21st/Assessing newborn size by anthropometry knowledge assessment test - Participants by country).

As of September 30, 2018, a total of 658 health professionals from 70 different countries took the assessment test of Module 2. Assessing maternal anthropometry and weight gain during pregnancy (see INTERGROWTH-21st/Assessing maternal anthropometry and weight gain during pregnancy knowledge assessment test - Participants by country).

INTERPRACTICE-21st

An INTERPRACTICE-21st course on preterm infant feeding and growth monitoring has been developed in collaboration with OMPHI, the Maternal Health Task Force and The Global Health Network:

The Russian version of the course INTERPRACTICE-21st - Внедрение постнатальных стандартов роста для недоношенных детей INTERGROWTH-21st 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.

The Spanish version of the course INTERPRACTICE-21st - Alimentación en prematuros y monitorización del crecimiento: implementación del protocolo INTERGROWTH-21st, curso interactivo on-line was adapted by Dr Gabriela Píriz and Dr Ana Monza.

The Portuguese version of the course INTERPRACTICE-21st - Práticas alimentares e monitoramento do crescimento de pré-termos: implementação do protocolo INTERGROWTH-21st, curso interativo de aprendizagem was adapted by Dr Alessandra Diehl, Prof Jorge Pablo Sorlino, Dr Maria Albertina S. Rego and Dr Fernando Barros.

As of September 30, 2018, a total of 668 health professionals from 60 different countries took the assessment test (see INTERPRACTICE-21st/Assessing preterm infant feeding and growth monitoring knowledge assessment test - Participants by country).

Training courses on Assessing Newborn Growth by Anthropometry and Preterm Infant Feeding and Growth Monitoring have been held in the following sites:

E-learning modules: statistics

See E-learning modules - Statistics.

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