RCOG World Congress 2016

Mary RCOG - June 2016Three of our Trustees, Dr Adrian Brown (Chair), Prof Andy Shennan and Mary Russell, attended the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) World Congress in Birmingham in June to present a poster on the work of Maternity Worldwide in Ethiopia and the fingings from Phase 1 of the CRADLE 3 research project.

The first day of the conference had a focus on global health.  It was a great opportunity to network and to hear of all the exciting initiatives that are being undertaken to improve maternal health throughout the world.

RCOG 2016Mary and Adrian presented the poster they and Katherine Lattey, a MW volunteer, wrote: entitled ‘Ten years in Ethiopia: what difference did the Millennium Development Goals really make?‘.  The poster focussed on the detailed maternal health needs assessments which was carried out in Gimbie, Ethiopia in 2004 and again in 2014 to determine what impact initiatives from our integrated maternal health programme have had on reducing maternal mortality.

The abstract for this poster was published in a special online RCOG World Congress 2016 supplement of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


You can download a copy of the poster here.

Andy was involved with a number of presentations and the congress, including the presentation of findings of Phase 1 of the CRADLE 3 trial with Adrian and Nicky Vousden.  Nicky’s excellent presentation of these findings was awarded overall Best Oral Presentation of the congress.

The abstract for this presentation was also published in the special congress supplement of the BJOG.