Workshop Objectives & Emergency Transport and Maternal Health Caroline Barber Head of Programmes - Transaid. House Keeping / venue information. Emergency exit and fire assembly point Restrooms Tea breaks/lunch/networking event this evening Group photograph
Head of Programmes - Transaid
House Health Keeping / venue information
Workshop Health objectives
Jeff Turner ([email protected])
and Caroline Barber
MDG Target 6:Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.
Delay in decision making to seek help Need for Action
Delay in arrival at a health facility
Delay in provision of adequate careWhere the discussion on transport often starts…
Medical “Three Delays” Model of Maternal Mortality
(Source: Thaddeus and Maine, 1994; see http://www.maternatityworldwide.org/causes.html)
There is growing evidence of the importance of poor transport in maternal, newborn and child mortality. A recent systematic review highlights it to be a significant explanatory factor in the cause of maternal mortality.