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Study Results Suggest Community Health Officer-administered Oxytocin Holds Promise for Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage

A new study published in PLOS Medicine,“Effect on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Oxytocin (10 IU) by Injection by Community Health Officers in Ghana: A Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial” documents the findings of a project led by Cynthia Stanton of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,  which introduced a potentially promising approach for efforts to … Continue reading “Study Results Suggest Community Health Officer-administered Oxytocin Holds Promise for Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage”

Incorporating Research Training Into Community Health Needs

The following is part of a series of project updates from the Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. MHTF is supporting their project, Measuring Economic Impact of Maternal Morbidity. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here. Research training and academic research agenda is often far from the countries … Continue reading “Incorporating Research Training Into Community Health Needs”

Improving Maternal Health: Insights from around the world

Download the video >> https://vimeo.com/82152726 A celebration of the MHTF-PLOS collection of open-access maternal health research. A panel of experts discuss their recent work and share insights for improving maternal health in Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana. Ana Langer, director of the Maternal Health Task Force, and Rhona MacDonald, senior editor at PLOS Medicine, announce … Continue reading “Improving Maternal Health: Insights from around the world”

Screening for Gestational Diabetes in Sri Lanka

With support from the Maternal Health Task Force, researchers at the Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University in Sri Lanka sought to understand the prevalence and impact of maternal morbidity.   A brief research letter focusing on their findings relating to gestational diabetes was recently published in the Ceylon Medical Journal: A total of … Continue reading “Screening for Gestational Diabetes in Sri Lanka”

Weekend Reading

This week on the MHTF blog: An update from the Department of Community Medicine on screening for anemia Which countries will reach MDGs 4 and 5? Who does Jacaranda Health’s marketing? Its customers A new World Bank blog introduces us to Maya (and health system strengthening) Which countries will reach MDGs 4 and 5? Part … Continue reading “Weekend Reading”

Screening for Anemia During Pregnancy: What Evidence Suggests

The following is part of a series of project updates from the Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. MHTF is supporting their project, Measuring Economic Impact of Maternal Morbidity. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here. Written by: Dr. Suneth Agampodi, Department of Community Medicine, Rajarata University Anemia … Continue reading “Screening for Anemia During Pregnancy: What Evidence Suggests”

Productivity/Household Cost Survey Tool: Cultural Adaptation to Sri Lankan Setting

The following is part of a series of project updates from the Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. MHTF is supporting their project, Measuring Economic Impact of Maternal Morbidity. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here. Written by: Department of Community Medicine The main objective of the MMP … Continue reading “Productivity/Household Cost Survey Tool: Cultural Adaptation to Sri Lankan Setting”

Weekend Reading

This week on the MHTF blog: The Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University wrote about productivity costs and maternal health CEDPA updated us on their project to integrate HIV/AIDS into maternal health programs Young Champion Hellen Koltolo told us about her work in Gujarat mothers2mothers explored active client follow-up in Zambia CIESAS made progress … Continue reading “Weekend Reading”

Translation and Cultural Adaptation of IMMPACT Toolkit: Productivity Cost of Maternal Ill Health

The following is part of a series of project updates from the Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. MHTF is supporting their project, Measuring Economic Impact of Maternal Morbidity. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here. Written by: Department of Community Medicine The productivity cost is commonly defined … Continue reading “Translation and Cultural Adaptation of IMMPACT Toolkit: Productivity Cost of Maternal Ill Health”

Weekend Reading

This week on the MHTF blog: We heard from CIESAS and their evaluation of a Mexican Ministry of Health program The Department of Community Medicine at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka told us about their focus on maternal morbidity CEDPA updated us on their project to integrate maternal health into HIV/AIDS programs Some reading for … Continue reading “Weekend Reading”