Nurse mentorship takes the classroom to the public facility and empowers frontline providers with the skills to save lives
Despite numerous ‘classroom-based’ training hours, provider skill gaps are estimated to account for the majority of maternal deaths. Our experienced nurse mentors run an intensive, standardized in-facility program that incorporates bedside coaching and simulation training to drive sustained improvements in skills that can save the life of a mother and baby.
Our mentorship program draws on evidence-based approaches from experts in the field of obstetric and neonatal health, including Helping Babies Breathe for neonatal resuscitation, PRONTO International for low-resource, high-fidelity simulation drills, the WHO and the Kenya Ministry of Health for medical education lectures and guidelines, Still A Mum for birth crisis education for providers, CenteringPregnancy for Group ANC principles, doulas and lactation consultants for specialized training, as well as a team of in-house physicians/clinicians who review and adapt our programs.
We utilize these approaches and experts in our training programs and package them for the public facility setting so they can be sustainably delivered through county health systems via nurse mentors.
Each mentor works directly with facilities, coaching champions and training frontline providers over 4-6 months. Each frontline provider serves thousands of mothers a year.