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.
ALSO Status Tracking
The AAFP Maternity Care Department tracks courses and status of all ALSO Providers and Instructors and BLSO Providers who either attend and/or instruct courses sponsored in the United States of America.
Tracking Instructor and Provider status at an international level is not available through the AAFP Maternity Care Department. However, instructors that fulfill their teaching and Renewal Course requirements, within the USA, will have an Approved Instructor status tracked within our system. We fully appreciate and support the ALSO Instructors who take the ALSO and BLSO programs to other countries.
Thank you for your continued support.
AAFP Maternity Care Staff