Newsletter March 2019
Happy International Women’s Day! Today we celebrate the many social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. At Gynuity, we strive for gender equality by placing the health and well-being of women and girls at the heart of our work and finding ways to strengthen access to high quality reproductive and maternal care for all.
Excessive bleeding remains the most common reason women die when giving birth worldwide. Most deaths from this obstetric complication occur in low- and middle-income countries with limited resources. We have undertaken groundbreaking research in partnership with dozens of local and international collaborators to test viable solutions to the global problem of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and to push for simpler, more holistic and more accessible PPH management strategies in settings where options are too few and delays in essential care all too common. In this issue’s Spotlight on…, we shine a light on one important component of our work: the role of misoprostol in extending the reach of PPH care to women delivering in the community and lower levels of health systems.