Dr Tsakane Musa Alminah Gladys Hlongwane

Dr Tsakane Musa Alminah Gladys  Hlongwane

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Work and Research

Stillbirths remains a big challenge worldwide. Stillbirths are two times more common than neonatal deaths in South Africa and about 20 000 occur in the country each year. We are focusing on screening healthy women to try and detect pregnant women with fetuses that are at risk of dying. South Africa has a high stillbirth rate, and we see a lot of families and communities affected by this adversity. Using our screening tool/device (Umbiflow; a hand held Doppler probe, made in SA by CSIR and MRC) we are able to identify the fetus at risk and try and prevent poor outcomes, and assess the effects of the new basic antenatal care plus (from 5 to 8 visits).

Fields Of Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynaecology