The PROMPT Maternity Foundation (PMF) is a multi-professional group of obstetricians, midwives and anaesthetists who are all employed within the NHS at hospitals in the South West of England. The aim of the charity is to reduce preventable harm to mothers and their babies by improving awareness and facilitating the distribution of effective obstetric emergencies training to areas of the world seeking access to an economical and sustainable training model.
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The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal & Child Health (CEMACH 1997) reported that there was evidence of substandard care in more than half of all maternal deaths in the UK, with a lack of multi-professional team working and communication failures identified as contributory factors.
PROMPT has been successfully implemented many countries demonstrating its adaptability in a range of settings. PROMPT can be easily modified to take into account differing clinical practices, however the basic principal of training locally, with local trainers, remains.
The PROMPT Maternity Foundation (PMF) is a multi-professional team of obstetricians, midwives and anaesthetists who all work in NHS at hospitals across the South West of England.
PROMPT in Zimbabwe
PROMPT courses are now being run at Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
In Zimbabwe one in 43 women die as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, and it is hoped that introducing PROMPT training to Zimbabwe will save many lives.