Montevideo, March 27, 2023. On March 17 and 18, the "Obstetric Red Code" workshop was held at the Police Hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay. The activity, in which more than 30 professionals participated, was co-organized by the Department of Gynecotocology of the Police Hospital and the Latin American Center of Perinatology - Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR).
This action is part of the "Zero maternal death by haemorrhage" strategy promoted by CLAP/SMR since 2015.
The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Julio César Rappa, head of the National Police Health Department; Dr. Verónica Pérez, technical director of the Police Hospital; Dr. Sandra Keuchkerian, coordinator of the Gynecotocology Department and Prof. Dr. Claudio Sosa, representing CLAP/SMR.
The workshop was in charge of the Colombian teachers Dr. María Fernanda Escobar and Dr. Mauricio Vasco, and had a theoretical component and practical work in groups by stations.
The workshop was very positively evaluated by both organizers and participants.
Dr. Bremen De Mucio, CLAP/SMR's Regional Maternal Health Advisor, said that this type of training is extremely important because the number of maternal deaths from preventable causes in the region is still very high and has worsened since the Covid 19 pandemic. In this regard, De Mucio commented that efforts are being made to place this issue back on the agenda of the countries and recalled the campaign Zero maternal deaths. Avoid the avoidable, an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization in conjunction with agencies and partners, united in the Regional Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality (GTR, by its Spanish acronym).