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Safer Births is a research and development collaboration between Tanzanian, Norwegian and international research institutions and Laerdal Global Health. We seek to establish new knowledge and develop innovative products to better equip and increase competence of health workers. We believe improved training and equipment can contribute to safer births and increased newborn survival.

 

New Publication: Factors affecting effective ventilation during newborn resuscitation: a qualitative study among midwives in rural Tanzania. Moshiro et al, 2017, aimed to explore barriers and facilitators to effective bag mask ventilation, an essential component of the HBB algorithm, during actual newborn resuscitation
in rural Tanzania. Read more here…

 

New Publication: Fresh stillborn and severely asphyxiated neonates share a common hypoxic-ischemic pathway, Ersdal et al, 2017 aim to characterize, among non-breathing flaccid neonates at delivery, immediate heartrate and responses to ventilation in relation to the clinical diagnosis of fresh stillbirth (FSB) or early neonatal death (END) within 24 hours.  Read more here…

 

Dr. Benjamin Kamala presents positive results from Moyo study at PAS 2017 Dr. Kamala’s presentation showed improvements in abnormal FHR detection and care in a hospital in Tanzania where Moyo was used. The study results are not yet published in peer-reviewed journals and analysis is continuing which could results in additional findings.  Read more here…

 

jorgen-2Dr. 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…

 

 

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

 

 

New Publication: Study on Training with PEEP MonikaDr. 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…