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A percentage of pregnancies ends in fatal perinatal obstetric complications including bleeding, infections, hypertension, obstructed labour and complications of abortion. Globally, an estimated 10.7 million women have died due to obstetric complications in the last two decades, and two thirds of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Though the majority of maternal mortalities can be prevented, different factors can hinder women’s access to emergency obstetric services.
During this one-day track, delegates can expect to hear from senior experts from around the continent as they review current evidence on barriers to access and utilization of emergency obstetric care in the continent.
Theme: Improving obstetric care in Africa – breaking down barriers
Dr Abiodun Kayode Adewale, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist & Head, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Windhoek Central Hospital/Katutura State Hospital, Windhoek, Namibia
Prof Bellington Vwalika, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Head of Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Teaching Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Florencia Cecilia Ardis, Training Coordinator, DKT WomanCare, Paris, France
Dr Jarrod Zamparini, Specialist Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof Lawrence Chauke, Chief Specialist & Clinical HOD, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof Marleen Temmerman, OBGYN & Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr Mary Augusta Adam, Clinical Researcher & OBGYN Medical Officer, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof Mavis Mulaudzi, South African Research Chair in Ubuntu Community Model of Nursing, Head of Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Mushi Matjila, Senior Specialist, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Shastra Bhoora, Head of COVID Team - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Specialist OBGYN, Critical Care Specialist, Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Shiphrah Kuria- Ndiritu, Reproductive Maternal Child & Adolescent Health Expert, AMREF Health Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr Titus Beyuo, Consultant OBGYN & Co-founder, Comprehensive Care Group, Accra, Ghana
Prof Uchenna Nwagha, Consultant OBGYN, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria
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