Essential Care for Labor & Birth (ECL&B)
Helping Mothers Survive Essential Care for Labor & Birth (HMS ECL&B)
HMS ECL&B is a training module designed to improve the quality and experience of care for women and newborns during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. ECL&B builds capacity of the entire team of providers to give evidence-based, respectful care using the “low dose, high-frequency” (LDHF) approach. Training occurs onsite at the health center or hospital, to improve communication and teamwork and to promote local problem solving. Learning is enhanced by use of short videos to demonstrate key skills. To consolidate competencies, providers complete short, LDHF skills practice and quality improvement activities onsite after training day. ECL&B is designed for all those who care for women and newborns at birth at all levels of the health system.