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.

Stavanger gathering

Researchers 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 Birth Researchers Presenting at FIGO 2015

In 2015 there have been much interest in the studies and results from the Safer Births groups. They have been presenting at GLOBVAC and PAD and this week at FIGO 2015, two of the PhD fellows are giving oral presentations on their findings.Read more here…



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.

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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.

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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.

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MOYO article

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.

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