Gazetiko and Midi-Madagasikara reported on 22 October that Madagascar adapted a new Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) in-service training curriculum based on an EmONC course developed, tested and validated by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in collaboration with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and WHO. The curriculum was first adapted to the Madagascar context and then a pilot training conducted. Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) of Columbia University provided the technical support with regards to the monitoring and evaluation of this course. After the pilot training, the curriculum was revised and the length of training increased from three to four days. Three group of participants (doctors, midwives and nurses) were trained in EmONC using this new curricula. The activity is financed by UNFPA.