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Join us for a panel “Mother, Baby, Provider: Completing the Triangle” on May 22!

PRONTO International’s Executive Director, Heidi Breeze-Harris, will speak on GlobalWA’s panel “Mother, Baby, Provider: Completing the Triangle.” Join GlobalWA for the discussion on how improving the skills, training and resources available to birth attendants improves the overall birth experience and lowers maternal mortality rates in developing countries. The panel will take place Wednesday, May 22 at […]

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PRONTO Featured on Monash University’s Website

April 15, 2019 Susan Glenn Uncategorized

Check out an article about PRONTO International on Monash University’s webpage! Monash’s Institute for Health and Clinical Education, located in Australia, runs programs for individuals intending to use simulation as an educational method with students or health/social care professionals. They featured PRONTO’s method of simulation training on their news page. You can read the article in its […]

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PRONTO featured in World Prematurity Day article

November 27, 2018 Susan Glenn Uncategorized

In honor of World Prematurity Day, the Kenyan newspaper, the Daily Nation, published an op-ed discussing PRONTO’s work on preterm birth in Kenya. As the article states, PRONTO training “not only sharpens health workers’ skills, it also gives doctors, nurses and clinical officers the confidence to act on conditions that threaten the lives of mothers or […]

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Preterm Birth Initiative featured in Ugandan Newspaper

August 29, 2018 Susan Glenn Uncategorized

Check out an article about the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) on New Vision’s webpage! Funded by the Gates Foundation, the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality from preterm birth in East Africa. For this project, PRONTO developed a facility-based simulation and team-training mentoring curriculum that focuses on identifying, triaging, and managing preterm labour and […]

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PRONTO featured on Makerere University Website

Check out an article featuring PRONTO’s simulation training on Makerere University’s webpage! University of California San Francisco, Makerere University School of Public Health, and PRONTO partnered to implement the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), a project funded by the Gates Foundation aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality from preterm birth in East Africa. For this project, PRONTO developed a facility-based simulation […]

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PRONTO Welcomes Regional Director for East Africa

PRONTO International is pleased to welcome our longtime colleague and PRONTO Master Trainer, Dr. Minnie Kibore, to the team as the Regional Director for East Africa. Dr. Kibore is a pediatrician and public health specialist with over 12 years’ experience working in pediatric health care and maternal neonatal and child health research and programs. She received her […]

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PRONTO Welcomes New Executive Director

October 06, 2017 Susan Glenn Uncategorized

  PRONTO International’s Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Heidi Breeze-Harris as our new Executive Director. With 20 years of leadership in the non-profit sector, Heidi has a proven track record of successfully growing organizations and programs. Her extensive program management experience includes planning, implementation, and monitoring of health and community development programs in developing countries and the United […]

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PRONTO featured on Makerere University Website

September 19, 2017 Susan Glenn Uncategorized

Check out an article featuring PRONTO’s simulation training on Makerere University’s webpage! University of California San Francisco, Makerere University School of Public Health, and PRONTO partnered to implement the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), a project funded by the Gates Foundation aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality from preterm birth in East Africa. For this project, PRONTO developed a […]

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International Day of the Midwife 2017 — Insights from Kenya

Every year, the 5th of May is designated as the International Day of the Midwife, recognizing the importance of midwifery around the world. This year’s theme for International Day of the Midwife is, “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!” At PRONTO, we are proud to partner with midwives around the world to improve quality of […]

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Simulation Births in Chiapas

October 17, 2010 rebecca Blog , News & Media

Publimetro News The state of Chiapas implements an innovative simulation of maternal birth (PRONTO) to reduce neonatal mortality and reduce the risks to women going into labor. PRONTO training is done through high-fidelity simulations in which a women puts on birth-pants that give birth to a baby. In the Process, the device simulates the various […]

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