Do you know... that PPIP allows you to contribute to a national dataset in South Africa? At present this database contains data of more than 1,800,000 births. If you are involved in perinatal health care, you can become part of this national effort to improve the care our mothers and babies receive. See the Contact page for ways to contact the Medical Research Council Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies.
The most common primary cause of death of babies over 1,000g in South Africa is intrapartum hypoxia. The MRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research unit, in partnership with health workers involved in research into intrapartum care, administrators from the Maternal Health Directorate of the National Department of Health, and the Maternal, Child and Women’s Health units in the provincial Departments of Health, reviewed the current relevant research on intrapartum care, and developed a set of guidelines on how to manage labour in South Africa. Download the Review and Guidelines... (611KB Adobe Portable Document Format .pdf)
PPIP was developed by Simply Software, with the financial assistance of the Medical Research Council Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies. Support is provided to registered users, usually via email. The Contact page lists all relevant contact detail.
Six 'Saving Babies' reports have been published, based on the South African national PPIP database. These reports are aimed at identifying modifyable factors related to perinatal care in South Africa.
The reports can be downloaded here.