Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania

 
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Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania

Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania
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The kanga

The kanga
The kanga is a brightly colored cloth most often worn as clothing and used to carry infants. In our project, midwives use kangas to estimate blood loss to measure when hemorrhage is occurring. (view small | med | large | orig)

Just born!

Just born!
This young woman was the first mother in our study in Tanzania whose post-partum hemorrhage was stopped by the misoprostol administered by a TBA. (view small | med | large | orig)

Her daughter now gone

Her daughter now gone
This is Margaum, who lost her own daughter to post-partum hemorrhage four years ago. She was one of the participating TBAs in our highly successful clinical demonstration study in Tanzania. (view small | med | large | orig)

Training time

Training time
In this picture the TBAs are going through parts of the training for using misoprostol to stop post-partum hemorrhage after home births. (view small | med | large | orig)

Rural village in Tanzania

Rural village in Tanzania
This village is on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, by boat an hour north of Kigoma. Just one hour farther north is the Gombe Stream National Park, where Jane Goodall has carried out her studies of chimpanzees for over 40 years. (view small | med | large | orig)

Traditional midwives saving lives

Traditional midwives saving lives
We were thrilled to be working with these strong, resourceful women who have delivered many, many babies on mats on the floors of their villages. (view small | med | large | orig)

Recording results

Recording results
Each month there was careful recording of data regarding the outcomes of home births attended by the TBAs. This work is being done in a rural area outside Kigoma, western Tanzania. (view small | med | large | orig)

Committed project staff

Committed project staff
This summer we completed, with our committed team of Tanzanian researchers, an evaluation of the long-term use of misoprostol at the community level in a rural area outside Kigoma, western Tanzania. Every where we went the reply was, "Bring more! Bring more tablets!" (view small | med | large | orig)

Mother reviews pictorial directions for misoprosto

Mother reviews pictorial directions for misoprosto
Venture Strategies has developed culturally appropriate pictorial directions for illiterate mothers and birth attendants to use that describe when and how to take misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Allison Boiles

Communications Specialist
Anaheim, CA United States

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