Maternity Alliance for Structured Training (M.A.S.T)

A resource for evidence-based template of Action through structured vocational training  for hightened impact

What is it? It is an alliance of Rotarians, Rotaractors (in Clubs, Districts, Fellowships and Action Groups) ,Health care professionals and activists united in action for the elimination of preventable maternal and child mortality.

Mission – Action based on the CALMED template, accelerating individual country initiatives towards SDG 3 goals, especially in underserved areas ,in alignment with existing Country initiatives,  Quality of Care Network and Joint Working Team (WHO).

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Stop Mothers Dying!

About 300,000 women and 3 million babies worldwide die each year in pregnancy and childbirth – 90% in the deprived developing world, especially SE Asia and Africa. Most of these deaths  are due to delays in provision and access of quality emergency care and  could be prevented through fast track training of professionals, raising awareness in the communities and behavioural changes in support of faster provision and access to medical help.

Empowerment through structured training is a low cost, high impact strategic solution.

Calmed programme at Rotary international institute, Amsterdam

CALMED programme update was presented at a breakout session on Saving mOthers and Children on Oct 10, 2020.

Details are in the video:

New Phase of implementation of CALMED Rotary in Meghalaya ,India

Empowered health care professionals empower health care professionals – our vision of capacity development in maternity care, through the principle of structured training based on training the trainer model.

Our teamwork in preparation of the next Global Grant VTT programme in Meghalaya continues . The Grant  application has been approved by the Rotary Foundation (GG 1988385). In anticipation of   the approval, Rotarians from RI District 1120 (England) had visited the projects site in Meghalaya (India) – please see the report outlining details of ongoing action plan.  COVID 19 outbreak has altered our plan  but our  working through teleconferencing and emails continues.

Please see our report of the visit to Meghalaya in February,2020.

What can you do to help ?

Join Maternity Alliance for Structured Training. 

Be a Vocational Training Leader, Trainer, Adviser, Country Champion or Advocate   

The Solution:

Collaborative action needed at all levels to achieve universal health coverage.
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Liaising with government and supportive NGOs

liaising with government and supportive NGOs, training health workers at the community level;
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Rapid access to medical help

recognition of the need for rapid access to medical help;
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Training health professionals

training health professionals in modern maternal lifesaving techniques;
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24 Hours Emergency

and improved access to ‘safe motherhood’.   
‘Calmed’ addresses all these issues by sending high quality medical teams to share their skills with their local peers, who will cascade them right down to village level, continuing long after the team departs.
How Can You Help ?

Does it Work?  

The CALMED programme training components are evidence-based, aimed at a sustainable increase in the number of skilled professionals and community empowerment. Subsequent Pilot evaluation (in Sikkim and Gujarat, India) validated the CALMED structured training programme, as a low-cost high impact, modular programme. The modules can be adjusted to the local needs and priorities in maternal and new-born mortality reduction, following the core principles of CALMED programme. 

Our Mission: Universal Health coverage (UHC)

Increase in the number of trained health care workers (doctors, nurses, midwives);
Mobilise the community to raise awareness of maternal health issues including family spacing;
Improved analysis of all maternal and baby deaths to identify avoidable factors;
Quality improvement in training methods and fast track access to maternal care;
Introduce Structured Training and Digital Technology for empowerment.

Latest News

Please read our blog

WHO STAGE ROTARY PARTNERSHIP IN MATERNAL NEWBORN & CHILD HEALTH

REPORT ON VIRTUAL MEETINGS ,NOVEMBER 2-4 ,2020  STAGE –  Background   STAGE (STRATEGIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP OF EXPERTS ) on maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health, and nutrition (MNCAHN) is a global independent advisory group that was established by the Director General  Tedros Ghebreyesus , WHO in March 2020. There are 31 members – Chairperson is Prof Caroline Homer Read More

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ROTARY CALMED PROGRAMME STRENGTHENS WITH FIGO COLLABORATION

Dr Himansu Basu, representing CALMED Rotary participated in a meeting with Drs Carlos Fuchtner, Prof Mary Ann Lumsden, ODE Dr Hani Fawzi on 7th February 2020 at FIGO Office, London. The outcome of the meeting included renewed co-operation between Rotary and FIGO, Extension of MOU, support with technical guidance especially at country level, cooperation in Read More

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REPORT ON HAMBURG CONVENTION ROUNDTABLE ON PREVENTABLE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY- JUNE 1, 2019

Key Messages 1.     Calmed programme based on vocational training the trainer model had been piloted successfully with validated outcomes in improving knowledge, skills and behaviour of health care professionals caring for pregnant women, babies and communities, in two sites in India. 2.     A technical assistance package(training resources, volunteers, partnership with global organisations and access to Read More

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