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Technical support to the World Health Organization in Strengthening Surveillance of Pregnancy Outcomes

Understanding the distribution, strengths and limitations of available approaches used for health data collection is vital to ensure the appropriate surveillance strategy is utilized. The aim of this project is to develop guidance for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) on safety surveillance in pregnancy.

This work involves coordinating across WHO departments to review previous or ongoing activities, activities developed in the context of COVID-19 and other planned activities identified by each WHO department within the WHO Interdepartmental Task Team. Key technical and operational guidance & reports, public data portals, registrar and systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other original research will be reviewed for indicators to identify the optimal data models to implement in LMICs based on data indicators currently collected by HMIS. The aim of this work:  

  • To translate evidence into clinical practice guidelines through the standardized diagnosis of key selected neonatal and perinatal outcomes. 
  • Reviewing and updating guidelines based on the projected 2023 pilot of the optimal data models implementation, based on the findings of the Task Team. This process will be conducted to assess changes in recording and reporting elements related to safety monitoring of pregnancy interventions in selected countries