In Tanzania there is near universal attendance for at least one antenatal care visit (96%), yet the majority of births still take place at home. Antenatal care visits may prove to be a key contact point to reach vulnerable women with safe birthing messages and misoprostol for prevention. With partners at the local Ifakara Research and Development Center, VSHD has designed and is funding a critical project to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of distribution of misoprostol tablets directly to women at antenatal care visits for the prevention of PPH. This innovative model is expected to reach a large number of women with the life-saving tablets. The results of this study will generate evidenced-based recommendations to inform policy decisions on community access to the tablets and scale-up efforts in Tanzania and beyond.
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