Task shifting to improve access to emergency obstetric care in health facilities: Building capacity of community health extension workers
Learning Areas:Provision of health care to the public
Describe the role of CHEWS in Nigeria as key players in reduction of maternal and newborn mortality. Demonstrate the impact of Advanced Life Saving Skills training of CHEWS in increasing coverage of emergency obstetric care
Keyword(s): Community Health, Training
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been responsible for leading the service delivery unit of the DfID-funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Phase 2 in Nigeria. As part of our service delivery approach, we build capacity of CHEWs to provide quality Emergency obstetric care services in selected states of Nigeria. My main interest in public health sciences is developing and implementing strategies that improve access to quality care for women and cildren in underserved populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.