EFVM is committed to vascular disease prevention and women’s, maternal and child health. Since early 2017, a dedicated international mentoring project has been established with Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. PCMH is a university teaching hospital in Freetown.
The following tools are used in this project:
- The creation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to establish a sound teaching program.
- The establishment of a rotational resident exchange program between the PCMH and care centers in Berlin.
- A study-nurse program to establish a gestational diabetes registry and preeclampsia registry in Freetown and Berlin.
The close cooperation of the partners is creating a teaching and prevention project that could become an important tool for reducing maternal mortality and perinatal morbidity in the long term.