Improving emergency obstetric care and reversing the underutilisation of vacuum extraction: a qualitative study of implementation in Tete Province, Mozambique
02:00pm to 04:00pm
ISPUP Auditorium

The underutilization of vacuum extraction in middle- and low-income countries is a missed opportunity. Its reversion is possible and provides a good chance to make considerable difference in maternal and perinatal outcomes. Lessons from implementation science and systems thinking can contribute to surprising results in the improvement of emergency obstetric care including the use of vacuum extraction, even in a severely resource- constrained setting. Through this case study I will illustrate how these lessons may lead to the creation of conditions for real change, with empowerment of staff and managers at the front-line of day-to-day practice in Tete Province, Mozambique.


Language: English



The Seminar is free entry. The request of a certificate and / or declaration of attendance must be ordered on the day of the event at the ISPUP Secretariat.


Diederike Geelhoed

Public health expert in the field of sexual and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS. Over 25 years of postgraduate work experience in clinical care, public health, health system strengthening and research. International experience in Mozambique, Ghana, Zambia, Australia, Thailand, Bolivia.