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Results of trial on labour induction reported in MHTF blog

08/29/2017

What Is the Most Effective, Low-Cost Method for Inducing Labor in Women With Pre-Eclampsia?

A group of researchers from the University of Liverpool, Gynuity Health Projects and the Government Medical College, Nagpur designed a randomized controlled trial to compare directly the efficacy, safety and acceptability of two labor induction methods used in women with preeclampsia or high blood pressure. The two methods, oral misoprostol and the foley balloon catheter, are recommended by the WHO for use in low-resource settings. This study, called the INFORM trial, was conducted in two high-volume public hospitals in Nagpur, India. The results demonstrated that low-dose oral misoprostol was more effective than a Foley balloon catheter for inducing labor in women with pre-eclampsia or high blood pressure.

Read the full blog post here.

The article, published in The Lancet, is open access and can be read here.

Webinar on Evaluating the Scale-Up of PPH Technologies

08/24/2017

Join Our Live Webinar
Lessons Learned from Evaluating the Scale-Up of PPH Technologies in Maternal Health Programs

Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:00am – 12:30pm New York | 14:00 – 15:30 Niger
5:00pm – 6:30pm Switzerland | 8:45pm – 10:15pm Nepal

Register in advance at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6414164193143009795

Presentations & Speakers

Misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prevention in Nepal: A program assessment
Dr Wendy Sheldon, Gynuity Health Projects
Dr Swaraj Pradhan Rajbhandari, M4health

National scale-up of Niger’s PPH Initiative: Lessons learned from introducing new strategies into services
Dr Zeidou Alassoum, Health Development International Niger
Meighan Tarnagada, Gynuity Health Projects

An integrated approach to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality: Evaluating MNH interventions in Northern Nigeria
Andrew Storey, Clinton Health Access Initiative
Olufunke Fasawe, Clinton Health Access Initiative

Moderator: Rasha Dabash, Gynuity Health Projects

Presentations followed by interactive Q&A session