VSI in collaboration with local and international partner organizations conducted operations research (OR) across seven countries in Africa and Asia to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and program effectiveness of misoprostol use to prevent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) at the community level. Developed for policy makers, stakeholders and researchers, the compendium includes an overview of the basic components of the OR model, country program summaries, and cross-cutting results and best practices to contribute to the growing evidence base on the community-level use of misoprostol to prevent PPH.Read More Download PDF
In Zambia, most of the maternal deaths due to PPH occur in places where there are few skilled birth attendants or a lack of skills or resources to manage bleeding and shock. This brief summarizes VSI's Zambia program that trained providers on the distribution of misoprostol tablets to women in order to prevent PPH.
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