Intervening to reduce maternal deaths
Health is a fundamental human right what must be promoted from a preventive perspective. Also,http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/ maternal death composes the sanitary index that with total fidelity evidences the grade of health services organization and accesibility.
One of the health system objectives is improving its services, reaching the best quality level (the system must be good) as well as must decrease the differences within persons and groups (the system must be equitative). Then, we talk about attention quality if the system responses for what persons hope on it, and is equitative whenever the system responses without discrimination among people.
Based on the initiative taken by Luciano Castillo Health Board, in Sullana, Peru, during 2015 (First Measuring of Performance Improving Plan), what showed an intermediate quality level itself in health attention processes, by implementating this project, it is looking to guarantee the right to Health in terms of quality.
The intervention lasts three months and focuses on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) attention processes provided by health stands.
Globally, the intervention focuses on improving health attention by activities addressed to continous empowerment of processes through application of techniques and tools for quality management with the multi-sector participation and the commitment of civile society.
Puntually, it pretends to guarantee the capability of Health sector response for reducing maternal and perinatal mortality, and assuring the participation of the family & community and other actors from civile society into the health system for reducing maternal and perinatal mortality.
The methodologic foccus given on this proposal is portrayed by research (measuring) and participative action. In that sense, reaching the goal will be consequence of gotten results analysis.
The tteam that is going to manage the intervention (improving team) is formed by:
- The person who coordinates SRH strategy in the territory with major decision power.
- The persons in charge of each health stand in the territory to intervene.
- An intervention responsible (who monitors it in every level).
The idea is based on successful experiences held during the last 20 years in san Martín, Ucayali, Ayacucho, Madre de Dios, Loreto, Cusco, Lima and Apurímac States, in Peru.
Post-produced by Sheyla Benavente.