The “Safe Motherhood Series” is a collection of PhD books from members of the ISM&RH, since 1995 started by Dr Jos van Roosmalen.
A PhD is part of this collection if it meets, the recently defined, following criteria:
- The PhD topic meets the objectives of the ISM&RH and is about Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health, mainly researched in low middle income settings.
- The Phd contains a page that refers to the Safe Motherhood series.
- The term “safe Motherhood Series” is named on the cover.
- The minimum of one member of the ISM&RH is involved in the project as promotor or co-writer (co promotor).
- The Phd book will be published on this website.
- The PhD candidate will present the PhD outcomes at one of the ISM&RH meetings (regular 2 months meeting, symposium or congres).
The Safe Motherhood Series
Improving Access to Quality Family Planning Services in Kenya by Addressing Contraceptive Discontinuation
participation and transdisciplenary collaboration and tools towards increasing skilled birth attendence
Amsterdam UMC, VU, May 2021
Maternal mortality, near-miss and stillbirths in Suriname
UMC Utrecht, Dec 2020
Strategies to improve the quality of foetal monitoring and intrapartum care in high-volume, low-resource maternity units
UMC Utrecht, Dec 2020
Safe Motherhood: Improving quality of maternal and perinatal care in rural Tanzania
UMCG, Sept 2020
Quality of maternal and newborn health care in health facilities in Afghanistan
Health system determinants of maternal and neonatal health in Rwanda
Radboud UMC, 2019
Reintroduction of vacuum extraction in a tertiary hospital in Uganda.
Towards better prognostic and diagnostic strategies for major obstetric haemorrhage.
Hospital-based audit of obstetric care and birth preparedness in rural Rwanda.
Ibukun-Oluwa O. Abejirinde
Diagnostic and clinical decision support systems for antenatal
care: is mHealth the future in low-resource settings?
Dunstan Raphael Bishanga
Improving access to quality maternal and newborn care in low-resource settings: the case of Tanzania
Maternity waiting homes in Ethiopia to improve women’s access maternity care
Abera Kenay Tura
Severe maternal morbidity an mortality in eastern Ethiopia.
Assisting birth attendants in providing acceptable care under unacceptable clinical realities: the Partoma intervention study at Zanzibar’s tertiary hospital.
University of Copenhagen, 2019
Sharon J.N. Kibwana
Increasing access to anaesthaesia in Ethiopia: task shifting.
Firew Ayalew Desta
Improving frontline health workers’ performance in low resouurce settings; the case of Ethiopia.
Tegbar Yigzae Sindekie
Identifying needs for optimizing the health work force in Ethiopia.
Getting the job done, providing lifelong HIV treatment in settings with limited human resources for health: innovative approaches.
Severe Acute Maternal Morbidity, risk factors in the Netherlands and validation of the WHO Maternal Near Miss tool.
Leiden University, 2016
Terugvinden van waardigehid, communit based sociotherapie in Rwanda, Oost Congo en Liberia.
Improving maternal outcome in rural Tanzania using obstetric simulation based training.
Obstetric emergencies in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands.
Health professionalsand maternal health in Malawi; mortality and morbidity at district level.
Malaria in pregnancy: ultrasound studies on fetal growth.
Leading change in the maternal health care system in Tanzania: application of operations research.
Ifakara, Tanzania, VUmc, 2012
Thomas van den Akker
Medical Mirrors: Maternal care in Malawian district.
Luc van Lonkhuijzen
Delay in safe motherhood.
Groningen University, 2011
Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the Netherlands 1993-2005.
Severe maternal morbidity in the Netherlands: the LEMMoN study.
Jeroen van Dillen
Obstetric audit in Namibia and the Netherlands.
Afisha Yakubu Zakariah
Beyond the numbers: confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in Accra-Ghana.
vrije UNiversiteit Brussel, Belgie, 2008
Enhancing survival of mothers and their newborns in Tanzania.
Karlinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005
Health care seeking behaviour and utilisation of health services in Kalabo District.
Vaginal birth after caesarian section in Zimbabwe and the Netherlands.
Reproductive health matters in rural Ghana.
Leiden University, 2003
Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in Surinam.
Leiden University, 1999
Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the Netherlands, 1983-1992.
Leiden University, 1998
Family planning as part of Reproductove Health, including the HIV/AIDS aspects, in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa
Unsafe Motherhood, a monumental challenge.
A study of maternal mortality in Addis Ababa.
Jos van Roosmalen
Maternal Healthcare in the Southern Western Highlands of Tanzania
Perinatal assessment in rural Tanzania.
Nijmegen University, 1995
Akosua de Groot
The role of oral (methyl)ergometrine in prevetion of post partum heamorrhage.
Nijmegen University, 1995