Put the Safe Delivery App in the hands of midwives in PNG

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In Papua New Guinea (PNG), over 5,000 babies don’t reach their first birthday.

Health outcomes for mothers and babies in PNG are poorer than all countries in the Pacific region. High numbers of mothers die in childbirth and many babies are stillborn, or die in the first days after birth.

Your donation today will enable Burnet Institute to adapt the innovative Safe Delivery App for use in PNG, and help save the lives of mums and their babies.

The app will provide up-to-date information and guidance to midwives, nurses and community health workers, including those in the most isolated areas. It will literally put life-saving information in their hands.

The Safe Delivery App, developed by Maternity Foundation (Denmark), is a smartphone application that provides skilled birth attendants with direct and instant access to evidence-based, up-to-date, clinical guidelines on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care.

The app has easy-to-understand animated videos, action cards and drug lists, and is designed to be used as both a training resource for professional development and as a reference in emergency situations.

Safe Birthing App

The App is currently used in more than 40 countries and has been shown in places such as Ethiopia to improve the health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Nicola, a midwife in Ethiopia, said of the Safe Delivery App: “I use the App every day. I use it directly in my work, and when I am not busy, I use it to check up on procedures and actions. It’s very helpful. The Safe Delivery App is like a bible for midwives. We always have it right in our pockets. I think all midwives should use it.”

Mr Nicola Zewga, Midwife

Donate today and help save the lives of mums and babies in PNG.