ALSO International and Global ALSO
ALSO Provider and Instructor Courses are administered in 47 countries, helping health care providers throughout the world develop and maintain the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage potential emergencies during the perinatal period.
View a video explaining what ALSO® does and how it helps people around the world:
International News and Updates
ALSO Palestine (4:52 min video) -- Learn how the ALSO program has reduced maternal mortality and challenges health care providers face in the West Bank, Gaza Strip area.
ALSO Argentina (6:24 min video) -- Watch video from actual ALSO courses sponsored in Argentina and learn how they plan to strengthen the promotion of the course to reach all parts of the country.
ALSO Global Maternity Health (2:08 min video) -- Watch images of the ALSO program from around the world.
ALSO Nicaragua(2 page PDF) -- Learn how the ALSO program was implemented to Nicaragua in December 2009.
ALSO Chile(2 page PDF) -- Learn how the ALSO program was implemented to Chile in September 2009.
ALSO Iceland(1 page PDF) -- Learn how the ALSO program was introduced to Iceland in May 2009.
The GLOBAL ALSO program was created as a result of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program expanding internationally. The current curriculum has been modified for the epidemiological, medical, technological, pedagogical, and cultural contexts where ALSO is taught. The five leading causes of maternal mortality in the world are: hemorrhage (25%), infection (15%), unsafe abortion (13%), eclampsia (12%), and obstructed labor (8%).
Included on the GLOBAL ALSO CD-ROM are:
- Instructions about introduction of ALSO courses to new regions using the teach the teacher model
- Addenda to each of the chapters in the main syllabus to give them an international context and addressing issues relevant to developing countries that are not covered in the existing chapters
- New chapters addressing important clinical issues not covered in the main syllabus
- Recommendations for how midwives, doctors and other skilled birth attendants (SBAs) can best interact with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to develop clinical protocols and to create teamwork within the nation’s health care system
- Teacher training and resources for working with TBAs who may have limited literacy