More Happy Birthdays project staff from RAM, ICM and LDSC
More Happy Birthdays
The More Happy Birthdays (Rwanda) project, funded by Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC) builds on the success of the 50,000 and 10,000 Happy Birthdays projects and will enable more midwives and other providers to continue saving lives at birth. The Rwanda Association of Midwives will train providers using the Helping Mothers Survive (Jhpiego) and Helping Babies Survive (American Academy of Pediatrics) suite of programmes. The innovative Safe Delivery App (SDA) will be included in the project to complement the training and support workplace learning with short, frequent practice sessions which will improve quality of care. ICM’s partners, Maternity Foundation and Novametrics have developed a robust digital monitoring and evaluation system which informs adjustments to project activities and provides evidence for the improved clinical practice and health outcomes of this approach. The More Happy Birthdays inception and planning phase began in May of 2020, and Implementation Phase activities are scheduled to start before the end of the year.