Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania

by VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Oct 26, 2007

Positive evaluation of misoprostol use at the community level

Tanzanian research team evaluating misoprostol use
Tanzanian research team evaluating misoprostol use

This past summer we completed an evaluation of the long-term use of misoprostol for treatment of PPH at the community-level. Overall, misoprostol acceptance is very high among women surveyed in both intervention villages (where misoprostol has been in use by TBAs) and control villages where TBAs do not have misoprostol to control the life-threatening bleeding that can occur after delivery. More than four out of five women surveyed, reported they would recommend misoprostol to a friend or take it again if they experienced PPH. In the villages where researchers visited, the overwhelming response was, "Bring more! Bring more tablets!"

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VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations

Location: Irvine, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.vsinnovations.org
VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Project Leader:
Allison Boiles
Communications Specialist
Anaheim, CA United States

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