Excessive bleeding after childbirth is a leading cause of maternal death, accounting for close to a quarter of all maternal deaths worldwide. Gynuity Health Projects is working to explore ways to improve options for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) management globally. This research summary outlines community-level research in Senegal that led to a national PPH prevention program using misoprostol dispensed by matrones during health huts deliveries. It further summarizes the main findings from an assessment conducted to evaluate progress of the community program.

Published:
Feb. 2018
Type:
Research Summary
Topic:
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Authors:
Gynuity Health Projects

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