Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Kenya

 
$576
$14,424
Raised
Remaining

Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Kenya

Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Kenya
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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 the sad lady in our quote, 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)

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. (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’ 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. (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)

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Organization

Project Leader

Martha Campbell

President and founder
Berkeley, CA United States

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