Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 14-19
Helping Mothers Survive had a strong presence at FIGO this year with oral and panel presentations, booth activities and partner meeings each day of the conference. The HMS team was invited by Dr. Andre Lalonde to support his preconference Postpartum Hemorrhage Simulation Training. In partnership with Alemnesh Reta of Laerdal Global Health, and Dr. Gregg Alleyne of Drexel University, Dr. Cherrie Evans, the HMS Secretariat Director, provided demonstrations of the competency based training approach through Bleeding
after Birth Complete. Additional demonstration sessions occurred during the conference. Dr. Evans was also invited by FIGO to represent Jhpiego and the HMS team on the invited HMS Impact Panel presenting evidence from the Saving Lives at Birth study. This project resulted in a substantial decline of fresh stillbirth and newborn death before discharge, and a reduction in PPH and retained placenta. HMS also hosted a lunch for our global partners to provide a venue for sharing and collaboration. New modules were presented, current and upcoming events and activities were shared, and partners had the opportunity to discuss their own HMS projects.