IMPAC - Integrated Management of Pregnancy And Childbirth
Apart from childhood diseases, one of the biggest challenges today is maternal and newborn mortality. Every day approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. In addition, newborn deaths account for 40% of all deaths among children under five.
The WHO guidelines IMPAC (Integrated Management of Pregnancy And Childbirth) aim addressing the improvement of skills of health workers to better respond to the needs of pregnant women and their newborns.
IMPACtt - Integrated Management of Pregnancy And Childbirth training tool
To increase the skilled health workforce in maternal and newborn health, the Novartis Foundation has supported the WHO and the Swiss TPH to develop IMPACtt - the Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth training tool. IMPACtt is based on the ICATT software and will comprise four modules on antenatal care, childbirth care, essential newborn care and postnatal care.
To date, the module on Essential Newborn Care has been finalized and is available in the download section. The module on Focused Antenatal Care is under development.