The Multidisciplinary Obstetric & Midwifery Simulation (MOMS) workshop on the 3rd and 4th January 2018 was a success. It is the product of innovative twinning between two countries - India and the U.K - and two hospitals, the Royal London in Barts and Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad. The training was facilitated by the ELLY Appeal which is under the umbrella of Barts Health.
Every day around 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. The majority of deaths happen in developing countries where access to vital care is almost absent. In India, the maternal mortality rate is still high and the deaths are preventable.
This project was co-created two years ago and the ELLY team has facilitated two training sessions in South Indian states. This MOMS training is a product of the Train the Trainer programme and the faculty were invited to conduct training for obstetric emergencies, understanding human factors in emergencies and team collaboration.
This is the first ELLY/INDIA MOMS training facilitated by homegrown professional midwives and doctors in Fernandez Hospital. The training was very well received and the team has received more requests from surrounding states.