Centre for Epidemiology Seminar: Dr Sergio Chicumbe 'Evaluation of obstetric and perinatal emergency care before and after the implementation of the policy to improve maternity wards in Mozambique'
|Starts:||13:00 24 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||14:00 24 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Sergio Chicumbe|
Sergio Chicumbe is a Medical Doctor by training and started his career working as Clinical Director and Clinician at the Chicuque and Chockwe Rural Hospitals in Southern Mozambique. He then moved to the National Institute of Health of Mozambique, where he coordinated a clinical trial on malaria drugs efficacy and safety. Since 2010, after completing a Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University, Australia, he has been coordinating the Health System Research Unit within the National Institute of Health of Mozambique.
Sergio will present a piece of research that he is currently working on as part of his doctoral studies in Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Lisbon.
Title: Evaluation of obstetric and perinatal emergency care before and after the implementation of the policy to improve maternity wards in Mozambique.
Maternal and perinatal mortality is high in most Sub-Saharan countries and reducing it is a priority. A policy to improve readiness and quality of maternity wards was implemented in Mozambique between 2008 and 2018. The study will aim at assessing maternity wards readiness and the epidemiological profile of complicated deliveries and analyse how the performance of maternity wards has changed over time. The study will use mix-methods and data from the WHO Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) recently completed.
Dr Sergio Chicumbe
Role: Head of Health Systems Research
Organisation: NIHR Mozambique
Travel and Contact Information
C4.24, C Block, 4th floor
Ellen Wilkinson Building