Maternity Clinic: Working Together to Care for Mothers and Babies: Come Play a Serious Team Game That Is Seriously Fun

Presenter: Leah Hart, Jhpiego

Jhpiego has worked with Smart Game Systems to create a serious board game that is played collectively by health care workers, to promote teamwork and improved prioritization of clinic resources. According to an evaluation study in Botswana, the game realistically reflects a maternity clinic in terms of patient conditions, resources available for treatment and “events” (the electricity goes out or ambulance is broken down).  The object of the game is to successfully treat or refer patients who arrive in the Maternity Clinic and avoid patient deaths.  This marketplace session will involve teaching, playing and processing game play.