Prevent Nigerian Mothers from Dying in Childbirth

Aug 15, 2007

Nigerians Approve New Misoprostol Clinical Guidelines

Following our active involvement in achieving the world's first regulatory approval of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage, Venture Strategies for Health and Development assisted in the preparation of the misoprostol clinical guidelines for physicians and nurses in Nigeria. These guidelines were recently approved by the Nigerian Family Ministry of Health after they convened a technical expert meeting.

The inclusion of misoprostol in the country's official clinical guidelines is a fundamental step towards ensuring that misoprostol is used at the facility level to control postpartum hemorrhage - excessive bleeding after childbirth.

Dissemination and sensitization on the newly approved clinical guidelines have begun for health care professionals throughout the country. These sensitization efforts are coinciding with ongoing training efforts to familiarize health care providers with Active Management of Third Stage Labor and the Judicious use of Misoprostol and distribution activities of the local distributor, Emzor.



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Allison Boiles

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Anaheim, California United States

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