Demonstration of assisted delivery with vacuum extraction

The maternal mortality rate in Zimbabwe is 960 per 100,000, among the highest in the world.

One in 43 women in Zimbabwe die from a pregnancy related conditions.

In association with the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, members of ZHTS have been delivering training to groups of doctors and nurse/midwives in Zimbabwe.

The three-day course is designed to address the main causes of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.The training is delivered through short lectures and breakout sessions for scenarios and skills and the main emphasis is on team work and practical skills. Participants suitable for training as local faculty were identified and invited for “Training of Trainers”. As a result, the main hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo have capacity to continue delivering the training programme now that the first phase of the programme has been completed.

Between 2008 and 2015, 924 health care workers participated in EOC courses.


Handing out certificates after training