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Free Online Course on Maternal Infections (GFMER)



Dear healthcare professionals,

We are pleased to present another open online course on Maternal Infections, which is developed by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER), Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI), Maternal Health Task Force at Harvard University and Global Health Network of the Oxford University.

Infections during pregnancy, post-partum haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, and abortion related complications are the main preventable causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Appropriate prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections during pregnancy can reduce the maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and mitigate the adverse effects of maternal infections to both mothers and new born.

For each major maternal infection this course will address the global burdens, the effects on mother and foetus, diagnosis and treatment based on current evidence. The course also outlines areas that have insufficient evidence and suggesting a need for further research.

The course consists of five modules. In each module you will find a link to key documents and articles if you click on the reference button.

The last part of the Course is the knowledge assessment “Final Quiz”. You are invited to complete the final quiz. The participants who correctly answer at least 80% of the multiple choice questions are entitled to a course certificate from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Oxford, Harvard Maternal Health Taskforce, The Global Health Network and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

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Should you have any queries, please feel free to let us know. Thanks for your attention.

Best regards,

Ana Langer; Director, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, US
José Villar, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., FRCOG, Co-Director, OMPHI
Prof. Aldo Campana, President, GFMER
Dr. A. Karim Abawi, Project Manager, Training & Research, GFMER

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