4th Medical Obstetrics Conference

Monday, 25 October | Online

Theme: Improving obstetric care in Africa – breaking down barriers

Online: 25-29 October 2021 | from your office or home

4th Medical Obstetrics Conference

(5 Clinical Points)



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

Scientific committee

Conference chair:

Dr Edward Buga
OB-GYN, Intensivist & Head of Clinical Unit
Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital
Gauteng, South Africa

Prof Salome Maswime, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Professor of Global Surgery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 

Planning committee:

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  

Key topics:

  • Antibiotic stewardshp in obstetrics
  • The placenta and stillbirth
  • Right & left heart failure - peripartum considerations
  • Leading causes of maternal mortality and near miss in Africa

Benefits of attending:

  • Develop an understanding of the leading causes of stillbirth and adverse perinatal outcomes in African countries
  • Discuss practical skills and procedures necessary to prevent fatal perinatal obstetric complications 
  • Review access and utilization of emergency obstetric care in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Identify the best practices for addressing trauma in pregnancy and handling the most complex obstetric cases 

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Online: 25-29 October 2021

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