Prevent Nigerian Mothers from Dying in Childbirth

 
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Prevent Nigerian Mothers from Dying in Childbirth

Prevent Nigerian Mothers from Dying in Childbirth

The kanga

The kanga
The kanga is a rectangular garment of uniform dimensions but the colors are varied and always bright. They are purchased in pairs and worn as garments, head coverings, and baby carriers and used also for many other purposes. There is even a little paperback African book called “100 Ways to Use a Kanga”! For our study the TBAs and our technical advice team from Berkeley invented a systematic way to use these to estimate blood loss to know when hemorrhage was occurring.

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’ homes for years. They explained that they were relieved to have, at last, a technology that could make a difference when a woman started to bleed too much. In the past, there was very little they could do about it and death was common.

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.

Misoprostol training attendees-Lagos, Nigeria

Misoprostol training attendees-Lagos, Nigeria
In February 2007, Venture Strategies hosted two widely attended one-day trainings for local health professionals on the active management of third stage labor and misoprostol administration. Additional trainings are scheduled for Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Misoprostol Training Certificate of Completion rec

Misoprostol Training Certificate of Completion rec
One of 78 participants receives her certificate of completion for attending a training on the active management of third stage labor and misoprostol administration held in Port Harcourt, May 2007.

Nurses train diligently in Edo State

Nurses train diligently in Edo State
Nurses learn about an old drug's new use as an effective means to control blood loss after childbirth for the mothers they assist in delivery. This training in Edo State in June, 2008, is part of a focused effort to get lower level providers trained on misoprostol's use for postpartum hemorrhage and available closer to the rural communities that would benefit most by the life-saving tablets.

Catherine, health educator, with "miso" baby

Catherine, health educator, with "miso" baby

Nafissa and son, Abdoulahii, delivered with miso

Nafissa and son, Abdoulahii, delivered with miso
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank you for helping us save mothers lives in Nigeria!'

Nigerian mother

Nigerian mother
Photo from Progress Report 'One dollar can save a life'
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Amy Grossman

Technical Advisor, Communications and Development
Anaheim, California United States

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