Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Health in Tanzania and Vietnam (PAVE)

Project period: 2013-2017

Project team:

Professor Tine Gammeltoft, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Vibeke Rasch, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Associate professor Dan Meyrowitch, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Associate professor Rachel Manongi, Community Health Department; Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Associate professor Declare Moshi, Community Health Department; Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Associate professor Nguyen Thi Thuy Hanh, Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
Associate professor, Nguyen Dang Vung, Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam

 

Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania and Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam 

 

The project is funded by Danida with 7 mill. DKK.

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Dr Hinh Afrikansk Kvinde Pave besøg i landsby

Pelvic floor disorders in Tanzania (PEDITA) – A Health System Strengthening Intervention Study

Project period: 2014-2016

Project team:

Professor Vibeke Rasch, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, OUH Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Gileard Masenga, MD, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Benjamin Shayo, MD, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania

 

The project is funded by Danida, OUH Odense University Hospital and the Augustinus Fund with a total of 1 mill. DKK

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TBA møde kagera (1)                                                             

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention in Tanzania (CONCEPT)

Project period: 2014-2016

Project team:

Julius Mwasailage, MD, PhD, Cancer Preventive Unit, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Associate professor Rachel Manongi, MD, PhD, Community Health Department; Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
Professor Susanne Kryger Kjær, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Vibeke Rasch, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Odense University Hospital, Denmark

 

The project is funded by Danida with 9 mill. DKK

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Developing and evaluating strategies to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania

Project period: 2014-

Project team:

MD, PhD, Bjarke Lund Sørensen, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Roskilde University Hospital, Denmark
Project team:
MD, PhD, Bjarke Lund Sørensen, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Roskilde University Hospital, Denmark
MD, PhD fellow, Stine Lund, Dept. of Paediatrics, Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark
Professor Vibeke Rasch, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Odense University Hospital, Denmark
MD John Schmitt, Chief of benign gynecology Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology Duke University, North Carolina, USA and Chief of the Duke-Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre collaboration.
MD Nathan Thielmann, Director, Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway Program, Duke Global Health Institute, North Carolina, USA
MD Dr. Haywood Brown, Chair of Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University, North Carolina, USA
MD Pendo Mlay, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) Tanzania
MD, Medical Officer in Charge Juma Daimon Nyakina, Kagera Regional Hospital, Tanzania

 

Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania and Bukoba Regional Referral Hospital, Tanzania and Duke University, North Carolina, USA, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) by American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP), USA.

 

CIMG1010

The PartoMa Project for saving lives at birth

An intervention based study to strengthen the quality of monitoring, action and triage during

labour at an East African Referral Hospital

Research team

Primary investigator:    

- Nanna Maaløe, MD, PhD student

Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Study supervisors:

- Ib Christian Bygbjerg, MD, DMSc

Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

- Tarek Meguid, MD, MPhil, DTM&H, LL.B., MSt,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar, United Republic of

Tanzania

- Jos van Roosmalen, MD, PhD, Professor of Safe motherhood and health systems

VU University, the Netherlands

- Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital,

Denmark

- Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, MA Anthropology, PhD

Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Main research assistant:

- Natasha Housseine, MD, medical doctor

Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

 

Setting

Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

Funding

Lundbeck Foundation

Laerdal Foundation

Augustinus Foundation

Unversity of Copenhagen.

 

Study aim and objectives

Overall aim of the PartoMa study

In an East African referral hospital, to analyze the effect on quality of intrapartum care when

implementing first locally agreed and achievable guidelines and a continual in-house training program

and later on converting the guidelines to an eHealth solution for strengthening partogram-based

monitoring-to-action during labour.

Specific objectives

I. (a) To analyze in depth current quality of intrapartum care by a mixed methods approach,

including exploration of underlying challenges in care delivery and an association between

suboptimal labour care and perinatal mortality.

(b) To conduct a criterion-based audit of stillbirths investigating direct and indirect causes

and related maternal risks.

II. To develop locally achievable and agreed partogram-associated labour monitoring-to-action

guidelines (the PartoMa guidelines) for strengthening the partogram use as a decision support

tool, and study its acceptability by skilled birth attendants.

III. To implement the PartoMa guidelines and low cost, low dose, high frequency, in-house

training for strengthening the use of the partogram as a decision support tool, and study the

effect on knowledge, skills, quality of intrapartum care, record keeping, and perinatal

outcome.

IV. On top of the PartoMa guidelines and the continual training package, to implement a low tech

intrapartum triage system based on the PartoMa guidelines’ colour codes and study the effect

on timely intrapartum surveillance and actions during labour.

V. To develop and evaluate an electronic smartphone application (the PartoMa app), which

includes the PartoMa guidelines and a triage/reminder function with alarms to assist the birth

attendants in providing best possible and timely care during labour.

VI. To estimate the cost-effectiveness of the interventions studied (specific objectives III-V).

Foetal Exposure and Epidemiological Transition: The Role of Anaemia in Early Life for Non-Communicable Diseases in Later Life

Project period: 2014-2018

Project team:

Ib C. Bygbjerg, Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Christentze Schmiegelow, Postdoc, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of

Copenhagen

Dirk Christensen, Global Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen,

Denmark

Thor Theander, Centre for Medical Parasitology, University of Copenhagen & Copenhagen

University Hospital, Denmark

Allan Vaag, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Endocrinology, Copenhagen University

Hospital, Denmark

Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Copenhagen University

Hospital, Denmark

LEif Groop, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Clinical Science, Lund University,

Sweden

Karsten Nielsen, lise Grupe Larsen, Depart. Clinical Pathology, Naestved Hospital

John Lusingu, Daniel Minja, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

 

Partner Institutions: University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Lund University, Sweden, The

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Department of Clinical Pathology, Naestved

Hospital and the District Medical Officer in Korogwe.

The project is funded by The Danish Council for Strategic Research with 18 mill. DKK

For more information http://publichealth.ku.dk/sections/global/project/foetalforncd/