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Expanding Uterotonic Coverage for Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention in Rural Senegal

Published
February 1st, 2018
Type
Research Summary
Topic
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Authors
Gynuity Health Projects
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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.