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Review Suggests Community-based Programs for PPH Prevention at Home Birth Can Achieve High Distribution and Use of Misoprostol

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(Published March, 2013)
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) (Author)
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This two-page brief summarizes the findings of an article published in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. "Misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage prevention at home birth: an integrative review of global implementation experience to date” describes an integrative review of published research studies and evaluation reports from 18 programs that distributed misoprostol at the community level for prevention of PPH at home births. The review showed that these programs can achieve high distribution and use of the medication through diverse program strategies. Coverage was greatest when misoprostol was distributed by community health agents at home visits.

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