Essential Care for Labor & Birth

Essential Care for Labor & Birth

By Jhpiego

The Essential Care for Labor and Birth (ECL&B) course is designed to improve the quality and experience of care for women and newborns during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. ECL&B builds capacity of the entire team of providers to give evidence-based, respectful care.

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Who is this course for

ECL&B is intended for all providers who care for women in labor. The course builds capacity of the providers as a team.

What they will learn

Course components

Action Plans — guides the learning and can be a job aid in the facility.

English | French | Spanish

Online course — A tool for facilitators and participants that gives them the flexibility to train remotely or face-to-face, enhanced with demonstration videos.

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Flip Chart —An educational tool to assist facilitators during training.

English (International) | English (African) | French | Spanish

Provider Guide — Supports participants to continue practice and improved quality of care.

English (International) | English (African) | French | Spanish

MamaBirthie Simulator — While a variety of simulators may be used for this module, we recommend the MamaBirthie. This is a low cost, portable, and durable option which allows for role modeling respectful care.

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Our approach to learning

The Helping Mothers and Babies Survive courses have a common methodology, based on the evidence that better learning outcomes result from:

  • Targeted, repetitive interventions
  • Case-based simulation practice
  • On-site training in teams

About Jhpiego

This course was developed by Jhpiego, an organization that creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. They believe that where people live should not determine if they live. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.  Jhpiego’s dedicated team of technical experts in human resource development; maternal and newborn health; monitoring, evaluation and research; in concert with global partners has brought the HMS suite of training materials forth to improve quality of care at birth.

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