PRONTO International works to optimize the birthing experience for mothers, babies and their providers in limited resource settings. We do this by training simulation and team training educators that are able to provide low-cost, high-fidelity simulation education to even the most remote health facilities in LMICs.

Healthcare providers experience mental health and burnout issues that have become even more dire during the COVID pandemic.  Provider mental health affects quality of care which in turn affects health outcomes.  In maternal health cases, the provision of respectful care can be challenging when the providers themselves are stretched thin with workload, low pay, managing hierarchy-driven mistreatment, etc.

PRONTO’s training programs are focused on the clinical educator – health facility-based clinicians who help fellow providers to learn, grow, and manage their patient’s care by providing innovative trainings. We have found that most trainings for providers focus on technical skills but few focus on the health and well-being of the providers or their mentors.

Meet Super Divya! She is a comic-book-style superhero – complete with her own nemesis named Professor Agni – that teaches clinical education through virtual, self-paced learning modules. India recently made the commitment to invest in a new national cadre of midwives.

As part of this process, innovative midwifery education is taking center stage in the country. PRONTO is proud to be a part of this movement. In Feb/March 2022 PRONTO’s Super Divya modules were used during a midwifery educator training, funded by UNICEF India. Midwifery educator participants were from the state of Telangana and the Fernandez Foundation, one of the leading midwifery education institutions in India. Super Divya offers the opportunity to connect with cadres of clinical educators at scale which is critical for India.

Read the full article about Super Divya! by Heidi Breeze-Harris at Global Washington.