Internship Opportunity to Research the Use of the NASG to Prevent Maternal Death in Zambia

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Conduct rigorous, relevant and timely research resulting in new and applicable knowledgeReduce pregnancy related death and disabilityEnsure maternal survival through principles of respect, dignity and equalityCreate direct and practical links from research to policy to implementationTrain health care workers in low-resource settingsRaise community awareness of maternal healthDisseminate information and innovations globally DeliverablesWeekly reports on progress, participation in weekly calls/Skype with Project Coordinator are expected. Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG)In many poor countries women deliver at home, often without skilled attendants or at clinics with limited services available.  If complications arise and a woman bleeds heavily, one, two or all of the “three delays” (Thaddeus and Maine, 1994) may impede her ability to access timely treatment.  Many women do not survive these delays.  In recognition of the direct and indirect root causes of maternal death and disability, the Safe Motherhood Program works to ensure all women have an equitable opportunity to survive childbirth.A major research effort of the Safe Motherhood Program, the NASG is a low-technology and low cost life-saving device used to treat shock, resuscitate, stabilize and prevent further bleeding in women with obstetric hemorrhage (  Use of the NASG as part of standard management of shock and hemorrhage has demonstrated promising outcomes for women in low-resource settings, where appropriate health care providers and technologies are limited or non-existent.  To date, NASG use has reduced maternal mortality and morbidity by over 50%.Internship OpportunityTo build upon the early and promising data, a randomized cluster trial is underway in Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Specifically, the trial addresses the question of whether the early application of the NASG at midwife-led maternity clinics, before transport to a Referral Hospital, will decrease maternal mortality and morbidity.The internship will take place in the Copper-belt of Zambia and support the start-up of the randomized control trial of the NASG in 24 midwifery-led maternity clinics.  The intern(s) (2 or more interns are needed) will work with the clinics during their transition from Phase 2 study (women with obstetrical complications transported to referral facility) to Phase 3 of the research study (women with obstetrical complications transported to referral facility in the NASG).  Specific activities will include: Observing clinical procedures at the clinics and supporting clinical protocol adherence, observing data collection and supporting research protocol adherence, helping/training data collectors become familiar with data collection forms, matching data collection forms begun at the clinic with data collection forms completed at the referral facilities, supervising cleaning and completion of data collection forms, and training new providers (midwives, residents, medical officers) in the addition of the NASG to emergency response for hemorrhage.The intern(s) will receive mentorship and supervision from the Safe Motherhood team members both in Zambia and in the US during the field experience. QualificationsProfessional degree, graduate student or junior faculty in the health or social sciences (such as medicine, nursing, public health, anthropology, sociology, etc.)Previous experience in health or social science researchKnowledge of global sexual and reproductive health, maternal health preferredAbility to work well with partnersFlexibility and willingness to travelHighest preference for those with some midwifery/obstetric experience or those who have worked on field-based research projectsTimelineThe internship requires a minimum eight-week commitment (Fall 2010 – Winter 2011) to live and work in Zambia.  Preference will be given to applicants who can remain in Zambia longer than 8-weeks.Expression of InterestTo apply for the internship, please send a current resume and cover letter to Ms. Elizabeth Butrick ( with copy to Ms. Jennifer Clark ( by August 15, 2010.For more information on the use of the NASG (specifically the LifeWrap), check out a recent guest post from the Director of the Safe Motherhood Project, Suellen Miller, on the Maternal Health Task Force’s new MedScape blog, GlobalMama. (You will need to register with MedScape. Registration is free.)Also, take a look at for additional information about LifeWraps. Share this: Working with distinguished colleagues in a variety of countries, the Safe Motherhood Program has the knowledge, skills, vision, technology, and energy to make a real difference in the advancement of women’s reproductive health throughout the world. Posted on July 1, 2010July 14, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The application process is now closed for this position. (7/22/10)The Safe Motherhood Program at UCSF is accepting applications for an upcoming internship opportunity in the Copper-belt of Zambia. The intern(s) (2 or more interns are needed) will support the start-up of a randomized control trial of the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) in 24 midwifery-led clinics as a low-tech and low-cost life-saving method for treating shock, resuscitating, stabilizing and preventing further bleeding in women with obstetric hemorrhage.See below for background information on the Safe Motherhood Program and the use of the NASG–as well as details on the internship including expected deliverables, qualifications, timeline, and information on how to apply. BackgroundThe mission of Safe Motherhood Program at the University of California, San Francisco, is to prevent maternal deaths by promoting women’s health and human rights.   This international research program is part of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which engages in the advancement of new reproductive health technologies and development of innovative programs to improve reproductive health.  The Safe Motherhood Program is also a member of the Women’s Health and Empowerment Center of Expertise (COE), one of three centers within the University of California Global Health Institute.  The primary goals of the Safe Motherhood Program are to:last_img read more

30 Rock’s Liz Lemon: “Freelancers Are the Modern Cowboy”

first_imgHappy Thanksgiving, freelancers! One of my favorite cures for the turkey hangover is a morning spent in bed catching up on television-on-the-internet. I nearly leaped out of my snuggie this week when I caught the following exchange, nine minutes and forty-five seconds into episode 7 of the fifth season of 30 Rock. Liz Lemon, a TV writer played by Tina Fey, is having a spat with her boss, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), over their respective values. Well, really they’re arguing over a pair of jeans Liz bought from a “local” business and Jack’s decision to back a (somewhat loony) pro-business political candidate.Liz: Big business is what’s screwing up this country! Jack: Please, Lemon, you work for General Electric. Liz: Technically, I am a freelancer, which is pretty much a modern day cowboy. And I live like a cowboy by buying quality, locally made jeans. Also, by eating beans out of a can, due to impatience.That’s right, a shout-out for the independent workforce! Now, if I were a freelance writer on 30 Rock, I’d like to re-shoot that scene, and it’d go something like this:Liz: Big business is what’s screwing up this country! Jack: Please, Lemon, you work for General Electric. Liz: Technically, I am a freelancer, which is pretty much a modern day cowboy. Jack: You think freelancers are cowboys? Their dainty little feet have never touched ground because they never leave their studio apartments. Sure they eat beans out of a can, but on their couches. Those lazy hipsters – present company excluded – have never worked a day in their life. **Liz: **I’ll have you know that freelancers work harder than anyone! We have to work a second job just to pay the taxes we owe on our primary income. We have to set up traps outside dentists’ offices when we need our cavities filled. And the only reason freelancers wear jeans to work is because the horse saddles really mess up your slacks. **Jack: **What are you trying to say, Lemon? That freelancers deserve the same benefits and protections as regular workers? God, next you’ll be asking me if you can have Christmas Day off. Now go tell the writers that if they don’t have their invoices translated into Latin for HR by 5 p.m. we’re not paying them until 2012.last_img read more

Related New flights between Oslo and LisbonTAP Por

first_img RelatedNew flights between Oslo and LisbonTAP Portugal has unveiled new flights to Oslo from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.New Salzburg flights from easyJetNew Salzburg flights from easyJetNew flights at Budapest AirportBudapest Airport is to welcome several flights this summer, with new routes from a series of low-cost carriers. Portuguese airline, TAP, is to offer cheap flights to Morocco this winter.The carrier will launch flights from Lisbon to Casablanca in October, taking the number of African destinations served by TAP up to nine.Flights to Bissau, Dakar, Luanda, Maputo, Johannesburg, Sal, Praia and Sao Tome already operate from TAP’s European bases.TAP explained that the new flights to Casablanca are a result of increased passenger demand and analysis of popular destinations.”The choice of Casablanca, one of the largest and most important Moroccan cities was the result of rigorous market analysis and will enable TAP to diversity its activities and thus meet market demand and the need to find new destinations,” the airline said in a statement.Flights to Africa have proved popular for TAP, with more than 224,000 passengers flying from Portugal to the continent since services began.Demand for flights to Bissau saw the airline introduce a third weekly service from Lisbon to the capital city of Guinea-Bissau last month. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more