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13 May 2019
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Introduction This document highlights information derived from a context mapping report which indicates findings relevant to the successful implementa...
13 May 2019
Report
The MNCH context mapping exercise conducted in 2016 provided a better understanding of the policymaking process in Tanzania, existing policies on Mat...

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  • Innovations in Maternal Mortality Reduction: Use of Misoprostol to Manage Post-Partum Hemorrhage in Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria
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    Join Francine Coeytaux from the Public Health Institute and colleagues from Ethiopia, Ghana, and Nigeria for a presentation of approaches used in these countries to scale up use of misoprostol at the community level to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries, accounting for more than 30% of maternal deaths and it is arguably the most preventable. The risk of hemorrhage at birth is highest for women who deliver at home because they do not benefit from the support of skilled birth attendants and are less likely to receive care and medications that...

  • Innovations in Maternal Mortality Reduction: Magnesium sulfate for treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria
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    oin Francine Coeytaux of the Public Health Institute and colleagues from Nigeria for a presentation of approaches used to scale up use of magnesium sulfate to treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is a serious condition that complicates 5%–10% of pregnancies globally and, together with other hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, is responsible for approximately 14% of maternal deaths every year. Although there is little understanding of what causes pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, treatment with magnesium sulfate has been shown to significantly lower the risk of mortality (by 45%). Despite its known efficacy, this inexpensive drug is often underused, partly because the diffusion of an innovation...