Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
Saving Lives Around the World
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) provider and instructor courses are administered in 62 countries. These obstetric emergency training programs help health care providers throughout the world develop and maintain the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage emergencies during the perinatal period.
The current Global ALSO 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%).
The AAFP holds a license agreement with many countries. Please contact us directly to determine if a program available; we can also assist you in finding the appropriate contact by country.
If a Global ALSO program is not available in your country, there may be an opportunity to establish one. Contact us for details.