Targets and Metrics | Strengthening Quality of Care Room: Auditorium 2 Pre-Formed Panel
May 11, 2023 11:50 - 13:05(Africa/Johannesburg)
20230511T1150 20230511T1305 Africa/Johannesburg Building a Conceptual and Monitoring Framework for Emergency Referral Systems, with Implementation Perspectives from Mozambique and India

With timely access to skilled care, most maternal and newborn deaths in low-income countries are preventable. Reaching the right care at the right time remains a challenge, especially when emergency interfacility referral is required to manage complications.Referral is a critical component of high-quality health systems that requires many elements within and outside facilities to function properly. This panel brings together implementers and researchers to describe a consolidated conceptual framework and a proposed monitoring framework for emergency referral system performance, aimed to guide health planners and policymakers toward improved system functioning.Panelists will summarize current evidence around emergency referral systems, including a multi-country analysis of referral system performance, and share perspectives of designing and managing referral systems in different contexts. The aim is to generate discussion of practical approaches to design, implement, and continuously monitor these complex systems to enable timely access to life-saving services in different contexts.The conceptual framework was developed by members of the management committee for the global Community of Practice for Transport and Referral, based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The multi-country analysis was conducted by FHI 360 with funding from the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at Columbia University. Implementation perspectives come from a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in Mozambique and an emergency management institute in India.

Room: Auditorium 2 International Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2023 information@imnhc.org
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With timely access to skilled care, most maternal and newborn deaths in low-income countries are preventable. Reaching the right care at the right time remains a challenge, especially when emergency interfacility referral is required to manage complications.

Referral is a critical component of high-quality health systems that requires many elements within and outside facilities to function properly. This panel brings together implementers and researchers to describe a consolidated conceptual framework and a proposed monitoring framework for emergency referral system performance, aimed to guide health planners and policymakers toward improved system functioning.

Panelists will summarize current evidence around emergency referral systems, including a multi-country analysis of referral system performance, and share perspectives of designing and managing referral systems in different contexts. The aim is to generate discussion of practical approaches to design, implement, and continuously monitor these complex systems to enable timely access to life-saving services in different contexts.

The conceptual framework was developed by members of the management committee for the global Community of Practice for Transport and Referral, based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The multi-country analysis was conducted by FHI 360 with funding from the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at Columbia University. Implementation perspectives come from a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in Mozambique and an emergency management institute in India.

Interfacility Obstetric and Neonatal Transfers: Clarifying Their Fit in Theory and in Practice
Panel 11:50 AM - 01:05 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 09:50:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 11:05:00 UTC
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Strengthening Quality of Care
Targets and Metrics
Presenters Prateek Gupta
Student, LSTHM
Co-authors
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Loveday Penn-Kekana
Associate Professor, The London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Peter Acker
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School Of Medicine
Megan Lydon
Senior Research Associate, FHI 360
Towards a Monitoring Framework for Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Referral System Functionality: A Multi-country Analysis
Panel 11:50 AM - 01:05 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 09:50:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 11:05:00 UTC
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Targets and Metrics
Strengthening Quality of Care
Presenters Megan Lydon
Senior Research Associate, FHI 360
Co-authors
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Bunsoth Mao
Deputy Chief Of Secretariat, University Of Health Sciences
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Sarah Mercer
Consultant, Averting Maternal Death And Disability Program, Columbia University
Prateek Gupta
Student, LSTHM
Peter Acker
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School Of Medicine
LP
Loveday Penn-Kekana
Associate Professor, The London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Engaging with District Health Planners in Memba District, Mozambique, to Diagnose Referral System Weaknesses and to Design and Implement a Closed-Loop Referral System
Panel 11:50 AM - 01:05 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 09:50:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 11:05:00 UTC
None
Strengthening Quality of Care
Targets and Metrics
Presenters Aguinaldo Mariano
Senior Clinical Advisor, FHI 360
GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) Maternal and Newborn Transport and Referral Experience in India
Panel 11:50 AM - 01:05 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 09:50:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 11:05:00 UTC
None
Strengthening Quality of Care
Targets and Metrics
Presenters Peter Acker
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School Of Medicine
Co-authors
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GV Ramana Rao
Director, Institution: 108 Emergency Management Research Institute Green Health Services (EMRI GHS), Formerly GVK EMRI
Clinical Associate Professor
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Stanford University School of Medicine
Senior Research Associate
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FHI 360
Senior Clinical Advisor
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FHI 360
Student
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LSTHM
Technical Advisor
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FHI 360
Technical Advisor
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FHI 360
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