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Research Team haydomSafer Births is a research and development collaboration between Tanzanian, Norwegian and international research institutions and Laerdal Global Health

Safer Births seeks to establish new knowledge and develop new innovative products to better equip and increase competence of health workers.

Improved training and equipment can contribute to safer births and increased newborn survival.

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Dr. Jørgen Linde Presents at Norwegian Research Competition                                       Dr. Linde’s presentation won top scores in Stavanger, leading him to compete in the National Competition in Bergen.  Read more here…

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Haydom Begins RCT on Upright w/ PEEP   Randomized control trials have begun in Haydom Hospital in Tanzania on ventilation with and without PEEP.  Read more here…

Study on Training with PEEP MonikaPublished  Dr. Thallinger’s study aimed to determine whether inexperienced providers were able to generate PEEP during simulated neonatal ventilation.  Her studies showed promising results. Read more here…

ResearcherStavanger gatherings gathered in Stavanger Twenty researchers are now engaged in Safer Births. They represent disciplines like neonatalogy, obestrics, nursing, mathematics, statistics, physics, human factor and engineering.

 

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Study on the Upright Bag and Mask published                                                                   We are proud to announce that Dr. Monica Thallinger has recently published her research comparing Upright with a traditional bag-mask resuscitator. Her study showed that Upright had a lower mask leakage and was preferred by the study participants. Read more here…

 

Safer BIMG_4519irth Researchers Presenting at FIGO 2015                                                                    In 2015 there was much interest in the studies and results from the Safer Births groups. They presented at GLOBVAC, PAD and FIGO 2015, where two of the PhD fellows gave oral presentations on their findings. Read more here…

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Moyo introduced in Tanzania                      Not long after the CE-marking certificates were received, the first cartons of Moyos were sent off to Tanzania. After training the staff at all sites, they are now in use in the clinic. Read more here…

 

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 Safer Births Meeting in Stavanger
From March 18 to 20, 2015, key stakeholders gathered in Stavanger to discuss training concepts, real life experiences, equipment opportunities, and recent research, all related to newborn ventilation. Read more here…

DSC_0132Second Safer Births Annual Meeting
The 2nd Safer Births Annual Meeting is taking place in Haydom 1-5Oct, gathering over 20 researchers, developers and health workers to present and discuss the progress in the project. Read more here…

 

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MOYO- Winner of Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge                                                  Out of 500 applications, the  MOYO- Improved Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for Safer Births project, was one of 30 award nominees for the Saving Lives at Birth (SLAB) Grand Challenge. Read more here…

 

 

 

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