NAMHHR organized a capacity building workshop on Maternal Death Review in collaboration with Commonhealth in New Delhi from 10th-14th Oct. The workshop was organized as NAMHHR recognizes the importance of conducting Maternal Death Reviews as a step towards system strengthening and correction that will contribute to a reduction in maternal deaths.
The objective of the workshop was to enable civil society to build their capacities to use the comprehensive and strengthen MDR tool focusing on medical, social and legal aspects. The MRD tool used for this workshop was designed in a way that captures social determinants which are a major cause of these maternal deaths. Dr. T.K. Sundari Ravindran, Dr. Subha Sri, Ad. Anubha Rastogi and Ms. Jashodhara Dasgupta facilitated the workshop. 28 participants from states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh participated in it.
NAMHHR hopes to contribute further by using the MDRs to promote accountability and health system improvements through supporting civil society capacities to conduct surveillance of maternal deaths, use the MDR tool and analyze the findings.