Are national policies and programs for prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia adequate?

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Global Health: Science and Practice has published an MCHIP co-authored article entitled, “Are national policies and programs for prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia adequate? A key informant survey in 37 countries.” The article describes a key informant survey conducted in 37 countries that addressed six core maternal health programmatic areas: policy, training, medication distribution and logistics, national …

Advance distribution of misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage at home births in two districts of Liberia

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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth has published the MCHIP co-authored article “Advance distribution of misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) at home births in two districts of Liberia” describing the results of a learning phase program on the feasibility, acceptability and program effectiveness of a PPH prevention program for home and facility births in two districts of Liberia. The program …

Use of MgSO4 in the Management of Severe Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia (Computer Animation Tool)

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Even when magnesium sulfate (MgS04) is available, providers are often uncomfortable administering it for prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E), as there is no standardized concentration for the solution and the diagnostic and management scenarios can be complex. With that in mind, MCHIP has created a computer animation teaching tool. This tool provides service providers and trainers with a …

Review Demonstrates Very Low Incidence of Side Effects from Magnesium Sulfate

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This two-page brief summarizes the findings of an article published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The article presents the results of a review of the global literature to document the known occurrences of side effects resulting from magnesium sulfate use. “An integrative review of the side effects related to the use of magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia management” …

An integrative review of the side effects related to the use of magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia management

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Despite compelling evidence for the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia management, concerns have persisted about its safety and potential for toxicity, particularly among providers in low- and middle-income countries. An article in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth co-authored by MCHIP staff mitigates these concerns, establishing magnesium sulfate as the drug of choice in these cases and as part …

Global Status Report

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All 2011 and 2012 Global Status Report downloadable files are available below. If you would like to view, share and comment on these reports, click here. 2012 Global Status Report on PPH and PE/E 2012 Progress Report (Full Report) 2012 Progress Report (Short Report) 2012 Progress Report_Short Report (High Resolution) Appendix 1: Global Surveys of Scale-Up of National PPH and …

Global Status Report Downloads

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All 2011 and 2012 Global Status Report downloadable files are available below. If you would like to view, share and comment on these reports, click here. 2012 Global Status Report on PPH and PE/E 2012 Progress Report (Full Report) 2012 Progress Report (Short Report) 2012 Progress Report_Short Report (High Resolution) Appendix 1: Global Surveys of Scale-Up of National PPH and …

Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia: Prevention, Detection and Management toolkit

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This toolkit brings together resources that are useful to country programs for developing, implementing, monitoring and scaling up maternal health-related interventions at various levels. These resources include a program implementation guide, annotated bibliography, technical brief and presentation, and advocacy brief and presentation. The toolkit can be found on the K4Health website here.

National Programs for the Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia: A Global Survey*, 2012

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MCHIP undertook its second annual survey of national programs for the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) from January to March 2012. This country-level program analysis included countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America, focusing on those USAID priority countries that face the highest burden of maternal morbidity. The purpose of the review was to understand the status …