The third online training course in the field of maternal and perinatal health by MHTF/OMPHI/GFMER/TGHN
An interactive course for health professionals

About the development of this course 

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Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)

Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI)

The Global Health Network (TGHN)

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)

Since 2010, OMPHI, MHTF and GFMER have been working together to produce e-learning materials in the field of maternal and perinatal health. They have already produced two online training courses entitled “The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia” and “The evidence-based management of Postpartum haemorrhage”. These two modules have been disseminated to health professionals worldwide, through the joint efforts of collaborating partners.

In reference to the significant achievement in disseminating evidence-based knowledge and the high demand for similar courses, MHTF/OMPHI/TGHN/GFMER developed a third e-learning course on Maternal infections, that is one of the six major causes of maternal death worldwide.

The development of this course was motivated by the feedback received from health professionals participating in the previous e-Learning courses on pre-eclampsia & eclampsia and postpartum haemorrhage, demanding for a similar course on maternal infections.

How to get the most from the course

Thank you for taking this course. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful. We suggest you go through the modules in order. We have integrated a number of knowledge tests within each module to ensure interactive involvement from each participant. Please follow the instructions on the screen and click all the relevant links so you do not miss out on anything!

In each module you will find a link to key documents and articles if you click on the reference button.

The last part of the course is the knowledge assessment “Final Quiz”. You are invited to complete the final quiz. The participants who correctly answer at least 80% of the multiple choice questions are entitled to a course certificate from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Oxford, Harvard Maternal Health Taskforce, The Global Health Network and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Course duration - 7 hours

Course contents:

Module 1:  Overview of maternal infections

Module 2:  HIV in Pregnancy

Module 3:  Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy

Module 4:  Maternal Sepsis

Module 5:  Syphilis in Pregnancy

Module 6:  Malaria in Pregnancy

    Final Quiz

    Course Certificate - requires minimum of 80% correct answers

    Course References

Advisory group:

Ana Langer, MD
Director, Women and Health Initiative / Director, Maternal Health Task Force / Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, US

José Villar MD, MPH, MSc, FRCOG
Professor of Perinatal Medicine, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK

Aldo Campana, MD
Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva / Director, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Switzerland

Editorial team:

Karim Abawi, MD, MSc
Project Manager, Education & Research, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Switzerland

Bonventure Ameyo Masakhwe, MD
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Kenya

Raqibat Idris, MD
Technical Officer, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Switzerland

Lynn Gertiser
Public Health Nurse, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Master’s Degree in Science
Technical Officer, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Switzerland

Irina Mogilevkina, MD
Professor, Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine

Application developers:

Liam Boggs
Training Manager, The Global Health Network, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, University of Oxford, UK

Karen Bird
Training Assistant, The Global Health Network, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, University of Oxford, UK

Reviewers:

Annie Kearns, MSc
Project Manager, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US

Francis Githae Muriithi, MBChB, MMed (O&G)
Clinical Research Fellow & Honorary Specialist Registrar, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology & The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Halle-Ekane Edie Gregory, MD
Professor, Vice-Dean for Research and Cooperation, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon / Senior Consultant Obstetrician - Gynecologist, General Hospital Douala, Cameroon / Country Coordinator: Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Jane Hirst, MD
Nuffield Medical Fellow & Locum Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, OUH NHS Trust University of Oxford, UK

Jesus Roberto Villagrana-Zesati, MD
Gynecologist and obstetrician, Infectologist, Professor and Researcher in Medical Sciences and Master of Science, Mexico City, Mexico

Khalifa Elmusharaf, MBBS, PgDip, FRSPH, PhD
Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -RCSI Bahrain

Madhuri Chandra, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Coordinator Medical Education Unit, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India / Chairperson HIV AIDS Committee, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)

Mahmoud A. Abdel-Aleem, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health Centre, Assiut University, Egypt

Malik Goonewardene, MBBS, MS Obst & Gynae, Hon MSG, FSLCOG, FRCOG
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Teaching Hospital, Mahamodera, Galle, Sri Lanka / Senior Professor & Head, Department of Obst & Gynae, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Petrus Steyn, MD
Scientist, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Prachi Renjhen, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, SHKM Govt.Medical College Nuh,Haryana, India

Rima Jolivet, CNM, MSN, DrPH
Maternal Health Consultant, Maternal Health Taskforce, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US

Jean Pierre Coulaud, MD
Professeur honoraire de Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Université Paris VII, France