March 2023 has been a busy month for the Mozambique-Canada Maternal Health Project. Nazeem Muhajarine, Principal Investigator, was visiting the project in Inhambane, Mozambique, as was Nadege Sandrine Uwamohoro, Research Officer leading the realist research components of the intervention research. One of the highlights during this visit for Nazeem and Nadege are the intervention research presentations that they have been invited to deliver. The first was a presentation Nadege and Nazeem delivered to a wider group of Canadian High Commission staff and health and education consultants that the High Commission staff work with. The presentation, titled, Towards successful uptake of maternity waiting homes in low-and-middle income countries, was very well received. This presentation focused on a global synthesis research on maternal waiting homes using realist synthesis methods conducted by the team. A special focus included research implications spelled out in a policy brief directed at donors of international development projects.
Another highlight was invited presentations delivered by Nazeem Muhajarine and Jessie Forsyth focusing on two research projects, respectively, at the inaugural Open Research Day organized by the Provincial Health Directorate. The event, first of its kind, was attended by about 100 people. Nazeem spoke about maternal near-miss (Maternal Near-Miss and Obstetric Care Quality Assessment in two Secondary Level Hospitals in Inhambane) and Jessie spoke about results from the Maternal Experience Study.