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Tashkent, Uzbekistan - On June 8-15, 2022, UNFPA Uzbekistan  and LDS Charities, International charity organization, convene another round of Trainings of Trainers for midwives and obstetricians-gynecologists aimed at improving of emergency obstetric care.

About 21 healthcare specialists will be trained as local trainers on two modules of “Helping Mothers Survive” (HMS) training program: 1) preventing bleeding after birth (BAB) and 2) on management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (P-E/E) before referral to hospital.

In 2015, UNFPA Country Office in Uzbekistan and Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan established a good cooperation with LDS Charities aiming to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Preventing bleeding after birth (BAB) module developed by JHPIEGO (international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University) and implemented worldwide where the midwifery work is critical and contributes to save lives of mothers and newborns, aims at provision of comprehensive set of skills for prevention and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage, a condition that still accounts for approximately one fourth of maternal deaths worldwide. Since 2015, when the BAB training was successfully introduced in Uzbekistan, it covered around 2000 obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Kashkadarya, Samarkand, Bukhara, Fergana, Andijan, Namangan, Tashkent provinces and Tashkent city.

These trainings are an example of successful and expanded partnership initiative of UNFPA, Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan and LDS Charities in their commitment to support safe motherhood.