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3 rd International Conference on the Humanization of Childbirth Care ( In Brasilia/Brazil - November 26 th -30 th ) Presentation on Washington-DC January 13, 2011 - 12:00-13:30 Presenter: Veronica Reis, MD, MPH – Jhpiego /MCHIP. Purpose of the Session.

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3rd International Conference on the Humanization of Childbirth Care

(In Brasilia/Brazil - November 26th-30th)

Presentation on Washington-DC

January 13, 2011 - 12:00-13:30

Presenter: Veronica Reis, MD, MPH – Jhpiego/MCHIP


Purpose of the session
Purpose of the Session

  • To share key points from the 3rd International Conference on the Humanization of Childbirth Care held in Brasilia/Brazil on November 2010.

  • To share an abstract we presented on the Conference.


The 3 rd international conference on the humanization of childbirth care
The 3rd International Conference on the Humanization of Childbirth Care

  • Organized by REHUNA (Brazilian Network for the Humanization of Childbirth), supported by JICA and others

  • Purpose - to addressed relevant MNH issues such as:

    • Guarantee of SR rights through the humanization of MNH care

    • Reduction of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality

    • Promotion of appropriate use of drugs and technology in obstetric and neonatal care

MCHIP/Moz team


Objectives of the conference
Objectives of the Conference

  • Spread and deepen the knowledge about the Humanization of Childbirth Care

  • Discuss new concepts and experiences on the physiological birth in different cultures and societies

  • Share experiences, best practices and lessons learned

  • Sensitize new partners on this issue

  • Promote the development of public policies in support of the humanization of childbirth care


Participants on the conference
Participants on the Conference

  • Health professionals, public health specialists, traditional birth attendant, physical therapists, social workers, social scientists, doulas, educators, managers, health service clients, pregnant women and their families, women's organizations, the media and others.

  • Total of approximately 2000 from 25 countries (Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguai, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico, USA, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mozambique, Angola, Madagascar, Cape Verde, Portugal, Greece, Hollanda, England, France, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand.)


Major themes of the conference
Major themes of the Conference

  • The International Mother-Baby Friendly Childbirth Initiative

  • Intercultural health systems

  • Legislation in favor of the humanization: What exists and how to advance?

  • Care for delivery at home

  • Comparative studies about local of delivery

  • C-section: the appropriate and unnecessary use

  • Participation of partner and companion in the process of care in pregnancy and childbirth


Major themes of the conference1
Major themes of the Conference

  • Psychological aspects of pregnancy and normal delivery

  • Humanizing attention to pathological newborn

  • The impact of humanization of childbirth care on the breastfeeding

  • Training professionals for the new model of childbirth care

  • Institutional violence in obstetric care

  • National Partnership for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Health Mortality

  • Sharing experience of countries on panels and posters


Main articles presented on the conference

Main Articles presented on the Conference

http://www.tempusactas.unb.br/index.php/tempus/issue/view/87

Vol. 4, No 4 (2010)

ReHuNa - Rede pela Humanização do Parto e Nascimento


General concepts shared
General Concepts Shared

  • “Humanization of Childbirth” is an approach that:

    • centers on the individual;

    • emphasizes the fundamental rights of the mother, newborn and families;

    • promotes evidence based practices that recognize women’s preferences and needs;


General concepts shared cont
General Concepts Shared (cont)

  • Humanization of childbirth care movement promotes:

    • respect to beliefs, traditions and culture;

    • continuity of care;

    • the right to information and privacy;

    • choice of companion during labor and delivery;

    • liberty of movement during the labor;

    • choice of position for delivery;

    • contact of the newborn skin-to-skin with the mother;


General concepts shared cont1
General Concepts Shared (cont)

  • Humanization of childbirth care movement promotes (cont):

    • mutually respectful and collaborative relationship among all types of care providers;

    • appropriate use of technology and effective lifesaving interventions;

    • Avoiding overuse of drugs and technology such as oxytocin augmentation, episiotomy, unnecessary cesarean section, etc.

    • Prevention of institutional violence against woman


Meetings with relevant stake holders
Meetings with relevant stake holders

  • Meetings with relevant stake holders from several countries to discuss the progress and challenges of Humanization of Maternal and Neonatal Health Care process in America and Africa (Nov 29th and Dec 1rst)


Main observations and comments from the conference and meetings
Main Observations and Comments from the Conference and meetings

  • The humanization of childbirth care is a movement advancing slowly but progressively in several countries.

  • Some Organizations and Network supporting this movement: JICA, RELACAHUPAN/ Latin-American and Caribbean Network for the Humanization of Childbirth; REHUNA/Brazilian Network for Humanization of Childbirth, Universities, ONGs, etc.

  • Regarding to Africa: presented the Madagascar-Japan-Brazil partnership to promote the humanization of childbirth care in Madagascar, and the Mozambique experience was also presented.


Main observations and comments cont
Main Observations and Comments (cont) meetings

  • The International MotherBaby Friendly Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI) favor the humanization of MNH care and its implementation should be promoted;

  • The Mozambique team showed interest in having this Initiative implemented in country;

  • It´s important to do advocacy and disseminate evidence related to best and humanized practices in MNH care;


Main observations and comments cont1
Main Observations and Comments (cont) meetings

  • The multi-professional work is very important for the humanization of care;

  • Countries should conduct studies on women’s preferences and other aspects related to humanization of care during pregnancy, labor, deliver and neonatal care;

  • The knowledge from traditional birth attendants should be considered and valued as an important resource to better understand the birth process in the cultural context;


Main observations and comments cont2
Main Observations and Comments (cont) meetings

  • Community and media involvement it’s very important in this process;

  • Countries should promote national and regional conferences/events on the humanization of childbirth to disseminate research results, evidence and to share experiences;

  • It’s necessary to mobilize resources to support the implementation of the humanization of MNH care.


Brazil meetings

Mozambique

ABSTRACT - TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN:

Report of Successful Experience Working

to Improve Quality and Humanization of

Maternal and Neonatal Health Care

in Brazil and Mozambique

Author and presenter: Veronica Reis, MD, MPH – Jhpiego/MCHIP

Collaborators: Nazir AMADE (MOH Mozambique),

Debora BOSSEMEYER, Maria da LuzVAZ, Humberto MUQUINGUE (Jhpiego/MCHIP)



Government initiatives
Government Initiatives meetings

  • Brazil:

    • “National Program for the Humanization of Childbirth”

    • 2004 - “National Pact for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Health Mortality”

  • Mozambique:

    • 2007 - “Presidential Initiative for the health of Mother and Children”

    • 2009 - “Integrated Plan for the Achievement of MDG 4&5” and National Plan for Quality Improvement and Humanization of Health Services”


Similar strategies
Similar Strategies meetings

  • Training personnel ofmaternities to develop and implement plans targeting quality improvement and humanization of health services;

  • Guarantee of supervision and technical and material support;

  • Establishment of mechanisms for recognition ofprogress.


Similar strategies1
Similar Strategies meetings

Mechanisms for progress recognition:

  • Brazil: “Galba de Araujo prize” – Since 1999, given periodically for the better maternity by region. The hospitals were awarded the value of approximatelly USD 25,000.00, a trophy, a certificate and a commemorative plaque at a ceremony in Brasilia.

  • Mozambique: use SBM-R (standard based management and recognition) approach – recognition based on performance.


Investiment made by brazil
Investiment made by Brazil meetings

  • Brazil has invested in provision of national and regional training for professionals from maternities of the entire country, in 2006 reaching a total of 2657 people trained from 550 maternities.

  • These maternities developed and are implementing projects for quality improvement and humanization of services.

  • Galba de Araujo prize - 05 awards were made: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 with 25 HF Winning.


Progress and chalenges in mozambique
Progress and Chalenges in Mozambique meetings

  • National Plan to Improve the Quality and Humanization of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services: implemented since 2006 using a quality improvement methodology developed by Jhpiego: Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R).

MS Moçambique



2007 2008 quality improvement process in 6 provinces 18 hc
2007-2008: Quality improvement process in 6 Provinces / 18 HC

Results:

  • By the end of 2008 Facilities doubled or tripled their performance, were operating at a higher quality level, and were adhering to established evidence-based standards.


2009 2010 model maternities initiative mchip mozambique
2009-2010 – “Model Maternities Initiative”: MCHIP Mozambique

  • Considering the results achieved, the MOH expanded the quality and humanization improvement process in 2009 to the 34 largest hospitals throughout the country, through the initiative called “Model Maternity”.

Manjacaze Hospital - Gaza


Humanization of health care model maternities initiative mmi
Humanization MozambiqueofHealthCareModel Maternities Initiative (MMI)

  • The MMI is part of the National Plan for the Humanization and Quality of Health Care launched by MOH in July 2009

  • MMI General Objective:

    • Transform selected Maternities in quality and humanized care provision and teaching centers.





Key result indicators for m e of mmi
Key Result Indicators for M&E of MMI preferences and needs…

Source for baselines: NHIS, 2010 *Natural population growth:2.4%


MMI Implementation Process preferences and needs…



Up to now all 34 selected HF c preferences and needs…arried out their Quality Baseline (ranged from 7.9% to 55.3%) and developed and is implementing its Action Plans

Photos: MCHIP Mozambique


Nampula central hospital
Nampula Central Hospital preferences and needs…


Nampula Central Hospital preferences and needs…(2)

Main Result Indicators


Conclusion
Conclusion preferences and needs…

  • The experience of Brazil and Mozambique has demonstrated:

    • the value of the "political will" in favor of quality improvement and humanization of health services, and

    • the benefit of link investment in training to other mechanisms such as:

      • accountability for the implementation of action plans after training;

      • ensuring the supervision and

      • the implementation of recognition.


Where there is a wish there is a way
Where There is a Wish... preferences and needs…There is a Way!

THANKS!


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