A Fresh Approach to Improving Provider Skills and Newborn Outcomes in Ghana

14 Sep 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

A Fresh Approach to Improving Provider Skills and Newborn Outcomes in Ghana

Come and learn about a new learning approach that saves lives and costs less. Newborn deaths dropped by 66 percent and stillbirths were halved after a practice-based learning approach replaced traditional training to improve and maintain midwifery skills. The new strategy carried out in health facilities across Ghana not only led to fewer newborn deaths but also costs less for the training when compared to traditional offsite methods. Descriptively branded as Low-Dose, High-Frequency (LDHF), the approach turns traditional training on its head by holding the sessions at the worksites of health providers rather than in distant classrooms and prioritizing practice over theory. LDHF targets teams of frontline healthcare providers, and features delivery of short lessons and interactive simulations that are reinforced over time to optimize learning.

Speakers: Chantelle Allen, Jhpiego; Heather Harrison, Jhpiego; Michelle Willcox, Jhpiego