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…
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…
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…
Positive Results on Training in Neonatal Ventilation with PEEP
A study aimed to determine whether inexperienced providers were able to generate PEEP during simulated neonatal ventilation, using two novel prototype PEEP valves, on a self-inflating bag without an external gas source
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.
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.
Second 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.
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…
Finalist in the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge
Amongst 500 applicants Laerdal Global Health’s Fetal Heart Rate Monitor MOYO has been selected as one of the 52 finalists in the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge, taking place in Washington this month. Read more here…
Safer Births presentations at PAS in Vancouver
Application to Saving Lives at Birth for MOYO fetal heart rate monitor submitted
On the 27th of March, Laerdal Global Health sent in an application to the prestigious Saving Lives at Birth contest for funding an expanded field-testing of our innovative fetal heart rate monitor MOYO in two referral hospital and antenatal services.
Best Wishes for 2014 from Laerdal Global Health and the Safer Births team
As we prepare for a new year with even higher ambitions, we try to summarize the year that passed.
The Laerdal Newborn Resuscitation Monitor
Safer Births Symposium and Poster Presentations in the 8th Annual GLOBVAC Conference in Bergen
On the 16th and 17th of October the 8th Annual GLOBVAC Conference was held in Bergen. At the conference Safer Births held a symposium to present the project and 3 posters from the HBB research was presented.
1st Safer Births Annual Meeting in Stavanger
On the 14th to 15th of October, key personnel from the Safer Births Partners including all the PhD candidates and key staff from the two research sites in Tanzania will be meeting in Stavanger for the 1st Safer Births Annual Meeting to discuss the ongoing research and development and the way forward.
First time in Haydom
“Inspirational. That’s how I would sum up my experience at Haydom with only one word” Cenk Aytekin, Industrial Designer at Laerdal Medical, tells about his first time in Haydom.
The presidents of tomorrow…
Finally the newborn resuscitation monitors are installed in the labor ward at Haydom Lutheran Hospital. The monitors will help the midwives in their work and at the same tome give us important information about what is going on in the body of the newborn.
Approved Funding for Safer Births from GLOBVAC
Safer Births Symposium at the 8th Annual GlobVac Conference 2013
The conference ‘Implementation Research In Global Health’ will take place in Bergen 16-17Oct 2013. Safer Births will host a symposium: “Safer Birth – Not just breakthroughs, the key is follow-through: The crucial role of alliances and implementation research in developing and implementing innovative products for improved newborn care and survival” .
Safer Births at Nordic Midwifery Congress 2013
The Nordic Midwifery Congress 2013 was held in Oslo in mid-June, Safer Births Project Manager Dr. Hege Ersdal, held two presentations on implementation related to newborn resuscitation and a Helping Babies Breathe workshop.
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Award to Safer Births Principal Investigator for most valuable scientific article
Safer Births Principal Investigator and Project Manager will receive the Marie Spångberg award for the female medical scientist who has made the most valuable scientific article in the passing year on the 4th of June 2013 at the Norwegian Doctors Association National Meeting in Alta, Norway.
Support to Haydom Research Institute from Laerdal Foundation
Haydom Research Institute was granted a five year Support from the Laerdal Foundation to support infrastructure development and capacity building related to the Safer Births Study.
Laerdal Foundation grants PhD Scholarships to Safer Births Researchers
The Laerdal Foundation granted PhD Scholarships to two of the Safer Births PhD candidates. Dr. Jørgen E. Linde started his research in 2012, while Dr. Monica Thallinger will start her research this year.
The Laerdal Newborn Resuscitation Monitor is in its final testing
The resuscitation monitor developed by Laerdal Medical As is in its final testing and will made available for the Safer Births study within the summer. The monitor is a one-of-a-kind and is expected to answers several questions related to cardio-pulmonary adaptation at birth.
Safer Birth at PAS Global Session
This year two out of five presentations at the Global Session of the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies was given by Safer Births staff presenting important findings related to the Helping Babies Breathe study in Haydom, Tanzania.
Safer Births Fetal Heart Rate monitoring started
The randomized controlled trial aiming to identify the best device for fetal heart rate monitoring started 1st of March at the Haydom Lutheran Hospital and Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania. The results takes us one step further in finding effective ways of detecting compromised fetuses early.
Start of Safer Births in Tanzania
1st of March marks the start of the Safer Births in Tanzania.With the randomized controlled trial on different fetal heart rate devices started and the research assistants observing deliveries at Haydom and the midwives at Muhimbili National Hospital started data collection using the Safer Births data collection form.
GlobVac Application Submitted
After intense work, planning and meetings the Safer Births project submitted its application for funding to GLOBVAC Safer Births presented an application including funding for four innovative new products, with great potential to save newborn lives worldwide.
Safer Births Receives Ethical Clearance
The Safer Births study has now received ethical clearance from the National Institute of Medical Research in Tanzania and REK Vest in Norway. It is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov.