Implementing a perinatal and neonatal mortality surveillance and auditing system in Jordan
This project aims to develop and implement an electronic surveillance system for collecting and reporting standardized perinatal and neonatal (PNN) mortality data in four main hospitals in Jordan. This electronic surveillance system will automatically and continually transfer PNN mortality data to the Ministry of Health, which will be valuable for health decision-making in the country.
The project will consist of an exploratory phase to assess the perspectives of health professionals and women toward a PNN surveillance system. This will guide the development and implementation of the PNN surveillance and auditing system. It will be in operation for a year in four major hospitals in Jordan and will then be thoroughly evaluated. The project will be overseen by a steering committee representing the major institutional actors in this surveillance system, including the Ministry of Health and a technical committee of experts.
A training module will be developed with guidelines on the new system for training healthcare providers who will operate and use the system. It will also be integrated into medical and nursing curricula. Project outcomes will include a secure web-based PNN mortality surveillance system, relevant training module, and well-trained healthcare providers. A plan to scale up the system will include all hospitals in the country.
The Jordan University of Science and Technology will lead the project with the collaboration of the Jordanian Ministry of Health and Birzeit University.
The project is closely aligned with the Government of Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy, the strategic priorities detailed in the 2016-2030 WHO led Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescents, and the overarching 2030 global agenda for sustainable development.