The Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (NESOG) , the Nepal Pediatric Society (NEPAS) and the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) recently came together to disseminate the research findings of the FIGO Essential Interventions project in Nepal.
It was the first joint initiative that has formalised the systems and structure for joint working between obstetricians, paediatricians and midwives to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies. The study provides preliminary information on the effects and effectiveness of the multifaceted interventions and the impact of joint working on the use of Essential Interventions.
The dissemination event - on 20 January 2017, at Shangri-La Hotel in Kathmandu - was evaluated positively, with a great deal of interest in the project from stakeholders. It was attended by 120 delegates representing the three professional associations - FIGO, ICM and IPA - two facilities, the Family Health Division of the Ministry of Health and other NGOs and INGOs.
Dr Rolina Dhital, National Co-ordinator for the Joint Initiative, said: ‘The Joint Initiative has been a catalyst to empower and bring together all three professional groups. There has been interest from other professionals - anaesthetists and academics, for example - to contribute to the professional development within the facilities.’