Communities need to be aided and measures taken to ensure safety for women and an understanding that giving birth does not entail a risk of dying.
To achieve this, the International Center for Development and Research (CIDR) has proposed to communities of Forested Guinea organized in mutual organizations to benefit from services that enable them to reduce the risk women incur of dying during her pregnancy because she decided to give birth in the village by offering them "a "Safe Maternity" services package. This will train midwives to handle early referrals, organize prenatal visits in the villages, plan for the monitored delivery of high-risk pregnancies, call an ambulance in an emergency, and monitor effective, free-of-charge healthcare.
To benefit from these services, the villages must commit contractually to educate women and contribute to the costs. Highly significant outcomes have already been obtained with this approach, and this project plans to evaluate its impact shortly.
|Location||Central Africa, Chad, West Africa, Guinea|