The University of Oxford, with support from the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, will be launching a maternal health crowd-sourcing project on June 7th, 2010. The project, Global Voices for Maternal Health, will launch at the Women Deliver conference. The idea is to give health care providers a “direct global voice in identifying and solving the barriers to providing evidence-based maternal health care.”
The crowd-sourcing initiative consists of two main components: an online survey, available in 9 languages, for maternal health care providers in developing countries on the barriers to providing evidence-based care, and an online discussion forum for health care providers, program managers, and policy makers—to discuss innovative solutions for barriers to providing evidence-based care.
“The website will give new weight and force to the views of people who are actually delivering medical care, providing them with a stronger voice to determine where the global community’s future efforts should be focused.”
Click here to read the full post on the MHTF blog.
Visit www.globalvoices.org.uk for more info on the project–and ways to get involved.
If you have information about people working on the ground in maternal health who might like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.