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How to reduce maternal mortality in Africa? by Prof Alexandre Dumont
Where: Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College
When: 19:30; Monday 24th October
The Oxford Global Health Group has the pleasure of hosting Prof Alexandre Dumont as our first guest speaker. He is an obstetrician as well as a senior researcher in Paris. His work has focused on maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, first investigating pre-eclampsia and Malaria, then exploring the determinants related to health services and organization of care. He was the lead of the QUARITE trial, which is the only RCT to show a reduction in maternal mortality in Africa after implementation of maternal death reviews.
Maternal mortality remains very high in most developing countries. A large proportion of maternal deaths are due to late or inappropriate treatment of obstetric complications. Prof Dumont will be talking about ways in which to implement effective interventions that address these problems of maternal mortality in Africa.
A further note - the author is giving a more research-focussed talk on the same subject on Tuesday 25th Oct at 10.30am in Gibson building, room 1 (Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Department of Primary Care). – if anyone prefers this time!