A digital response to help ensure safer childbirths during COVID-19

Added on : 9 April 2020

By: Quality of Care Network Secretariat

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Maternity Foundation, University of Copenhagen, and Laerdal Global Health in collaboration with International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and UNFPA have partnered up to develop and disseminate an immediate and digital response  for healthcare personnel – particularly midwives – to protect themselves, women and newborns from COVID-19.

The coalition is launching tools for capacity building and training for  midwives through the Safe Delivery App, a mobile application developed by Maternity Foundation and University of Copenhagen, which provides visual, clinical and practical guidance on how to handle the most common childbirth complications. Through the Safe Delivery App, midwives can now get key information, animated video instructions, and check lists as well as guided training to support them to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the health facilities, including information on infection prevention, breastfeeding and vertical transmission. 

The Safe Delivery App is a free application that is already being used by midwives and other skilled health personnel providing care during childbirth in over 40 countries worldwide.

Leran more: https://www.maternity.dk/safe-delivery-app/

Download the for Safe Delivery App in Google Play or App store

Watch the Infection Prevention video: https://youtu.be/CzYQlhUcte8

Read the press release

Photo: Health workers using the Safe Delivery App in a delivery room in India ©Stine Heilmann