A New Drug Shows Promise in Preventing One of the Most Common Causes of Maternal Death

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By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A large randomized trial conducted by the World Health Organization has found that heat-stable carbetocin is as safe and effective as oxytocin in preventing postpartum hemorrhage—excessive bleeding after childbirth and one of the leading causes of global maternal deaths…read more

Every 11 Minutes: Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Are Deadly (and Have Long-Term Consequences for Mothers and Children)

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By: Rebecca Lorenzen, Wilson Center

“Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are responsible for over 76,000 maternal deaths globally, killing a woman every 11 minutes,” said Charlotte Warren, Senior Associate at the Population Council, at a recent Wilson Center event about non-communicable diseases in pregnancy, held on World Preeclampsia Day…read more

Pregnancy Clubs: Group Antenatal Care in Uganda and Kenya

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By: Shafia Rashid, Senior Technical Advisor, Family Care International (FCI) Program of Management Sciences for Health

Beginning in 2016, Management Sciences for Health began testing the group antenatal care (ANC) model, called Pregnancy Clubs, in eastern Uganda; and later in 2017, the model was adapted for western Kenya. The ANC service design reflects many elements of the “generic model” put forward by J. Sharma et al…read more