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Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Challenge for Safe Motherhood

Published
June 1st, 2005
Type
Fact Sheet
Topic
Postpartum Hemorrhage
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This document provides an overview of one of the major causes of maternal death and disability in developing countries: severe bleeding following childbirth. The fact sheet defines postpartum hemorrhage and describes its prevalence worldwide; outlines why women in developing countries are at greater risk of dying from severe bleeding; and proposes specific actions that policy makers and other stakeholders can undertake to address the problem.