More Happy Birthdays project staff from RAM, ICM and LDSC
More Happy Birthdays
August 2021 - June 2022
The Rwanda More Happy Birthdays Project, supported by Latter Day Saints Charities (LDSC) and the Rwanda Ministry of Health, has concluded after a successful year. The project’s main objective was to improve competencies of healthcare providers in maternal and neonatal services through innovative clinical trainings and mentorships, using a low-dose and high-frequency approach.
The More Happy Birthdays (Rwanda) project builds on the success of the 50,000 and 10,000 Happy Birthdays projects and has enabled more midwives and other providers to continue saving lives at birth. Through the project, the Rwanda Association of Midwives trained care providers using the Helping Mothers Survive (Jhpiego) and Helping Babies Survive (American Academy of Pediatrics) suite of programmes. The innovative Safe Delivery App (SDA) was included in the project to complement training and support workplace learning with short, frequent practice sessions to improve quality of care.
ICM’s partner, Maternity Foundation developed a robust digital monitoring and evaluation system which informed adjustments to project activities and provided evidence for the improved clinical practice and health outcomes of this approach.
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