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)

If the PhD meets the above citeria, the PhD candidate can apply for financial support of 500 Euro for printcosts of their PhD book or other costs involved in the PhD.

List of the Safemotherhood series:

Sharon J.N. Kibwana

Increasing access to anaesthaesia in Ethiopia: task shifting.

VUMC, 2017

Firew Ayalew Desta

Improving frontline health workers’ performance in low resouurce settings; the case of Ethiopia.

VUMC, 2017

Tegbar Yigzae Sindekie

Identifying needs for optimizing the health work force in Ethiopia.

VUMC, 2017

Marielle Bemelmans

Getting the job done, providing lifelong HIV treatment in settings with limited human resources for health: innovative approaches.

VUMC, 2016

Tom Witteveen

Severe Acute Maternal Morbidity, risk factors in the Netherlands and validation of the WHO Maternal Near Miss tool.

Leiden University, 2016

Thesis

Cora Bakker

Terugvinden van waardigehid, communit based sociotherapie in Rwanda, Oost Congo en Liberia.

VUMC, 2016

Giel van Stralen

The aberrant third stage of labour.

Leiden University, 2015

Abstract

Ellen Nelissen

Improving maternal outcome in rural Tanzania using obstetric simulation based training.

VUMC, 2014

Abstract

Marrit Smit

Obstetric emergencies in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands.

LUMC, 2014

Jogchum Beltman

Health professionalsand maternal health in Malawi; mortality and morbidity at district level.

VUMC, 2013

Marcus Rijken

Malaria in pregnancy: ultrasound studies on fetal growth.

UMCU, 2012

Abstract

Angelo Nyamtema

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.

VUmc, 2011

Luc van Lonkhuijzen

Delay in safe motherhood.

Groningen University, 2011

Joke Schutte

Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the Netherlands 1993-2005.

VUmc, 2010

Joost Zwart

Severe maternal morbidity in the Netherlands: the LEMMoN study.

Vumc, 2009

Jeroen van Dillen

Obstetric audit in Namibia and the Netherlands.

Vumc, 2009

Afisha Yakubu Zakariah

Beyond the numbers: confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in Accra-Ghana.

vrije UNiversiteit Brussel, Belgie, 2008

Godfrey Mbaruku

Enhancing survival of mothers and their newborns in Tanzania.

Karlinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005

Jelle Stekelenburg

Health care seeking behaviour and utilisation of health services in Kalabo District.

VUmc, 2004

Wilbert Spaans

Vaginal birth after caesarian section in Zimbabwe and the Netherlands.

UvA, 2004

Diederike Geelhoed

Reproductive health matters in rural Ghana.

Leiden University, 2003

Ashok Mungra

Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in Surinam.

Leiden University, 1999

Nico Schuitemaker

Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the Netherlands, 1983-1992.

Leiden University, 1998

Douwe Verkuyl

Family planning as part of Reproductove Health, including the HIV/AIDS aspects, in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa

Barbara Kwast

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

Gijs Walraven

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