The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the university developed the game called Progression, which assists African midwives in understanding how to fill out charts when it comes to heart rate, blood pressure and temperature, as well as demonstrating signs of problems during labour.
The creators behind Progression said they were inspired by decision-making situations that midwives face when assisting with childbirth.
Around the board, midwives have to answer questions on a card correctly before moving on to the next space.
165 African midwives were used to pilot the training method, which proved the board game to be engaging and well received.
Leading the project is Professor Tina Lavender. Speaking to BBC News she said: “The crucial benefit of using this game is that it allows midwives to make mistakes without endangering lives.
“The game is designed to provide new knowledge, revise what they already know and discuss with other players the best ways to support women. The feedback from midwives working in these countries during the pilot was overwhelmingly positive.”
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