Earth Institute Research Projects

Continuum of Care Model for Postpartum Hemorrhage and the Use of Oral Misoprostol

Lead PI: Sonia Ehrlich Sachs

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

December 2008 - June 2013
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Millennium Villages ; Bonsaaso, Ghana
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Researchers will support a pilot project to address postpartum hemorrhage at the community level in Bonsaaso, Ghana, for scale-up across the Millennium Villages.

OUTCOMES: 2008-2011: a training program that will enhance the knowledge, skills, attitude, and behaviors of primary healthcare providers regarding safe child births in project communities; the introduction of two simple, inexpensive and proven technologies (Misoprostol and blood collection drapes); the implementation of strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with home births; and an evaluation of the acceptability and feasibility of the program for possible scale-up across Ghana and other Millennium Villages. The project was awarded an extension to June 30 2013.