An Integrated Quality Improvement Approach to Improve Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes in South Africa.

Mphatlalatsane initiative

Development of the Perinatal Problem Identification Program  Electronic Platform to Track and Monitor Obstetric and Perinatal Health Outcomes: 
PPIP, EBR, CHIP: Development, merging and testing (ongoing)

Support in the  writing,  development and review of the Obstetric and Perinatal policies, guidelines and frameworks: 
BANC Plus, PMTCT, HDP, IPC, EPOC,ESMOE, FRANC (updates and development ongoing)

Support in the testing and evaluation of innovations for potential integration into a routine package of care Umbiflow Tshwane & Ehlanzeni Progress:
Obtained UP Ethics approval

Planning phase
Stakeholders engagement, CSIR engagement, site stakeholders, device and equipment prep & procurement

Project implementers for UP/MRC Unit
  • Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • The University of Limpopo, Limpopo Initiative for Newborn Care
  • Medical Research Council-University of Pretoria Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care Strategies
  • South African Medical Research Council
  • ELMA Philanthropies


  • Odendaal W, Goga A, Chetty T et al. Early Reflections on Mphatlalatsane, a Maternal and Neonatal Quality Improvement Initiative Implemented During COVID-19 in South Africa. Global Health: Science and Practice. 2022 Oct;10(5):e2200022.  DOI: 10.9745/GHSP-D-22-00022.

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