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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Program Life for Africa

José M Carrera, Vicenc Cararach, Manuel R Carrapato, Francesc Castella

Keywords : International cooperation,Maternal and infant health,Training of health professionals

Citation Information : Carrera JM, Cararach V, Carrapato MR, Castella F. Program Life for Africa. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 5 (4):421-426.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1220

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Life for Africa is an international cooperation program that was developed by Matres Mundi International. It aims to improve the critical situation of maternal and infant health in Africa by improving the number and training of health professionals, particularly in the area of the maternal and infant health. The program, which is sponsored by the majority of the international societies of perinatal medicine (the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, etc.), consists of the creation of an International School of Perinatal Medicine for Africa and a Reference Hospital for Mothers and Children in Addis Abeba, capital of the African Union. This paper will discuss the reasons in favor of this project and will describe the details and the current situation. It will also provide information about the ‘exploratory mission’ that several members of Matres Mundi and the international societies made to Addis Abeba.


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