Interventioner för förbättrad vårdkvalité inom mödra- och barnhälsovården i Nepal

Tidsperiod: 2015-01-01 till 2017-12-31

Projektledare: Mats Målqvist

Medarbetare: Uwe Ewald, Margareta Larsson, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Ola Andersson, Mats Målqvist, Kedar Baral

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 750 000 SEK

This project will be carried out in Nepal in collaboration with Nepalese partners. The objective is to develop capacity and collaboration on health care system research in and between Nepal and Sweden. This will be done through a series of intervention studies focusing on improvements in quality of care in the arena of maternal and child health care. This will be achieved through collaboration between UNICEF, Uppsala University (UU) and Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) in Kathmandu. UU and PAHS have since 2012 collaborated on a hospital-based intervention trial implementing a simplified neonatal resuscitation protocol (Helping Babies Breath, HBB) at a tertiary level delivery hospital in Kathmandu. The study period for the trial was completed in September 2013. Preliminary results indicate a 53% reduction of intra-partum stillbirths and considerable improvements in the quality of delivery care. Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), which have commissioned UNICEF to scale up the HBB intervention at 40 district hospitals. We plan to design a series of research studies investigating different approaches on the implementation of QoC enhancing interventions. Considering the programmatic approach in the call for applications we intend to integrate a number of research trials over the program period, thus being able to use synergies and develop a critical mass for the Swedish-Nepalese research collaboration.