Our work has research-proven impact

Safe Delivery+ Programme

Our SafeDelivery+ programme is a digital, modular learning and training universe. It includes the free, evidence-based Safe Delivery App. The Safe Delivery App is a professional job aid and learning tool for midwives and healthcare workers. We combine the app with online learning in addition to remote and on the ground trainings.  

Through our SafeDelivery+ programme, we can reach even the most remote healthcare workers and continuously enhance their knowledge and skills and ultimately the quality of care that they provide for the communities they serve.

Key results by 2022

Selected Publications 

Our work has proven impact which has been documented in several research studies.

Below, please find link to the most recent publications, showcasing how the Safe Delivery+ programme empowers healthcare workers across the world and help ensure safer births for women and their newborns.

All publications can be accessed here.

Mapping the Safe Delivery App

A study using Safe Delivery App and population data from Ghana analyses the reach of the Safe Delivery App at the district level in the country. The results provide valuable insights into the further roll-out of the Safe Delivery App.

Source: Mahboubi, M., Grønbæk, A., Fernandes, A., Fibæk, C., & Dabove, P. (2022). Geospatial Analysis of Safe Delivery App Events Based on Geographically Weighted Regression Tool.AGILE: GIScience Series, 3, 1-6.

Increasing skills and knowledge

A study from Rwanda shows significantly increases in knowledge and skills on postpartum haemorrhage and neonatal resuscitation management when using the Safe Delivery App, part of the SafeDelivery+ programme.

Source: Nishimwe, A., Ibisomi, L., Nyssen, M., & Conco, D. N. (2021). The effect of an mLearning application on nurses’ and midwives’ knowledge and skills for the management of postpartum hemorrhage and neonatal resuscitation: pre-post intervention study.Human resources for health, 19(1), 14.

Scaling the Safe Delivery App

This study documents Maternity Foundation’s journey on scaling the Safe Delivery App in India. Read how we reached over 86,000 healthcare workers across India in 3 years and strengthen healthcare workers’ knowledge and skills.

Source: Singh Sodha T, Grønbæk A, Bhandari A, et al. (2022) mHealth learning tool for skilled birth attendants: scaling the Safe Delivery App in India. BMJ Open Quality 2022;11:e001928. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2022-001928