EVERY WOMAN COUNTS, FIGHTING PREGNANCY-RELATED SEPSIS - FIGHTING MATERNAL MORTALITY
A published paper in Social Innovations Journal | Vol. 4 (2020): Women, Migrant and Refugee, and Remote and Rural Health Care Best Practices | Global Health Equity and Access
Dr. Sandra Dimitri, Dr. Rania Hassan Ahmed, Dr. Mohamed Hamed, Prof. Dr. Ashraf Nabhan
Maternal sepsis remains one of the major causes of maternal deaths worldwide, despite progress made to reduce maternal mortality rates; roughly 300,000 women worldwide still die due to pregnancy-related complications every year.
Following the WHO anti-sepsis recommendations, our team took an implementation initiative to build innovations to achieve change and witness a drop in MMR through the awareness of the health workers.
Integrating the 2016 WHO recommendations into our facility (ASUMH, Cairo-Egypt) standard practice and highlighting the evidence-based practices as effective innovations we were able to track change; 25% to 88% of our staff adopted new practice behavior following our implementation plan. (P-value >0.05 NS; p-value <0.05 S; p-value <0.001 HS)
We believe that through learning and education, our staff can maintain the improvement cycles and constructively deliver the best-practice methods to our patients.