Clean birth kits: do we need them?
Authors: Hundley, V., Graham, W., Avan, B.I. and Group, B.K.W.
Conference: Global Maternal Health Conference
Dates: 30 August 2010
Publisher: Maternal Health TaskforceAbstract:
The aim of this session is to summarise the evidence base on clean birth kits, to present a decision guide for use by policy makers considering the potential role of clean birth kits in their strategy for care at birth, and to have a lively discussion about the value of such a tool. The session will end with suggestions for the way forward, including establishing a community of practice.
Speaker 1: Introductory presentation (10 mins) This presentation will provide a brief overview of the state of the evidence base.
Dr Vanora Hundley, Immpact, University of Aberdeen.
Speaker 2: Establishing whether there is a need for clean birth kits (40 mins) The speaker will present a decision guide intended to provide a data driven,user friendly tool for use by policy makers considering the potential role of clean birth kits in their strategy for care at birth.
Prof Wendy J Graham, Immpact, University of Aberdeen.
Discussion: (30 mins) The audience are invited to discuss the decision guide and its value in assisting policy makers in deciding whether to include clean birth kits as part of a strategy for care at birth.
Speaker 3: The way forward (10 mins) This presentation will discuss the next steps with regard to birth kits. It will include details of a Research Prioritisation Exercise and an invitation to participants to join a Community of Practice.
Dr Bilal Avan, Immpact, University of Aberdeen.
Preferred by: Vanora Hundley