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Evaluative and Clinical Perinatal Research Unit (URCEP)

QUARITE trial - QUality of care, RIsk management and obstetrical TEchniques in developing countries

Maternal mortality represents the greatest inequality between industrialized and developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it is 70 to 100 times higher. The international community is now more urgently calling for the possibility of all women having access to quality emergency obstetrical care, a right that should be guaranteed by their respective governments. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada joined the Safe Motherhood international movement in 1990 by developing a program aimed at improving the quality of obstetrical care and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in countries that lack the necessary resources (GESTA International Program). The two-year program is rooted in the concept of evidence-based practice and case study reviews of maternal deaths in various health settings. The objective of the randomized control trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of the GESTA International Program in three West African countries (Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso). We plan to include 44 reference hospitals from the three participating countries.

QUARITE program

Principal Investigator at the CHU Sainte-Justine:
Alexandre Dumont

François Audibert
William Fraser
Pierre Sélim Haddad

Granting Agency:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Amount Funded:
4 000 000 $

Project Period:


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