A digital companion for Kyrgyz midwives

A digital companion for Kyrgyz midwives

Experienced midwives learn to use the Safe Delivery App © GIZ/Ilya Yuzhakov

Pregnancy and childbirth are dangerous times in a woman’s life. Every year, approximately 50 women in Kyrgyzstan die during pregnancy, delivery or after giving birth. Most of these deaths could be prevented if clinical guidelines were followed correctly. Sadly, investigations of maternal deaths have shown that, in nearly 60% of cases where women have died, this has not been the case. When emergencies arise and the wrong steps are taken, the results can be fatal.