quinta-feira, 23 de julho de 2009

Wired Mothers: Universidade de Copenhagen faz pesquisa acadêmica com mães da Tanzânia

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A Universidade de Copenhagen, junto com o Danish Research Network for International Health(ENRECA Health) está desenvolvendo um projeto de pesquisa acadêmica "WIRED MOTHERS" e necessita de ajuda de estudantes para colaborarem no projeto, que tem como proposta usar o telefone celular, através do envio de SMS (mensagens de texto),para ajudar mães carentes da Tanzania a terem melhor controle das agendas de saúde de seus filhos recém-nascidos.

Segue abaixo texto em inglês que detalha melhor as informações sobre o projeto!

The Danish Research Network for International Health(ENRECA Health) is a technical forum providing evidence and stimulating dialogue between researchers from South and North as well as between researchers and policy makers and other users of research results, such as NGOs and private companies. The Network is in particular concerned with the enhancement of research capacity (ENRECA) as an essential component of the Danish support to the improvement of the health of poor and marginalised groups in low income countries.

Wired mothers - use of mobile phones to improve maternal and neonatal health in Zanzibar

Institutions in charge of project: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Health Sector Programme Support Zanzibar, University of Copenhagen

Opportunities for students: ‘Wired mothers -Zanzibar project' is looking for students who wish to participate in the project for a minimum of six months.

Project description:
The study aims to examine the beneficial impact of use of mobile phones for health care on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, and to seek innovative ways to ensure access to skilled attendance at delivery through an intervention called "wired mothers". Wired mothers are pregnant women linked to a primary health care unit through use of mobile phones receiving standard sms reminders for care appointments and who can call the primary provider in case of acute or non acute problems. It is also the aim to study the health system's response in relation to obstetric emergencies when using mobile phones to strengthen communication between different levels (from TBA to referral hospital).

Specific objectives
1. To investigate attendance to routine primary health care appointments amongst wired and non wired women;
2. To investigate the level of facility based deliveries amongst wired and non-wired women.
3 .To investigate the morbidity amongst wired and non-wired women
4 .To investigate the quality of services provided to wired and non-wired women
5. To investigate neonatal morbidity and mortality amongst children born by wired and non-wired mothers

Partner institutions: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Health Sector Programme Support Zanzibar
Project team:

Stine Lund (MD, principal investigator), Maryam Hemed (MD, Gynaecologist), Khadija S. Said (MD, Gynaecologist), Rashid Kombo (Statistician), Azzah Said (AMO coordinator reproductive and child health, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar), Mkoko Makundu (MD, Zonal Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar), Associate Professor Vibeke Rasch (MD, PhD, University of Copenhagen, supervisor), Birgitte Bruun Nielsen (MD. PhD University of Copenhagen, supervisor).
Project start and end: January 2009 to December 2010
Budget: DKK 3,305,192
Contact person: Stine Lund, stine @ danzan.or.tz

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