Project #1169

Teach Traditional Ethiopian Midwives to Save Lives

by VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Oct 26, 2007

Frontline health workers trained in misoprostol use throughout rural Ethiopia

In preparation for the expected regulatory approval of misoprostol for the control of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), Venture Strategies, with the Family Health Department of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and with our collaborating agency DKT-Ethiopia, has initiated trainings for the prevention of PPH by introducing misoprostol at the community level.

In December 2006, the Family Health Department, having recognized PPH as the major cause of maternal mortality in the country, initiated the project titled, “Misoprostol for the prevention of PPH at the community level.” A key project strategy targets training for the lowest level health care professionals in Ethiopia, the health extension worker, in an effort to meet the needs of the predominantly rural populations of Ethiopia.

As of May 2007, 128 heath extension workers and 29 nurse-midwife trainers representing 84 rural health posts throughout four regions of the country have been trained in the administration of oral misoprostol tablets to women during the third stage of labor to prevent PPH.


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VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations

Location: Irvine, California - USA
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VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Project Leader:
Allison Boiles
Communications Specialist
Anaheim, CA United States

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