Funded by the Laerdal Foundation
Jessica Morris, Project Manager
What is bleeding after birth?
Postpartum haemorrhage, or PPH, is heavy blood loss after a baby is born (more
‘Helping Mother’s Survive Bleeding After Birth’ is a training programme designed to
What we do
FIGO has supported capacity building and skills improvement for healthcare professionals in many areas over the years.
FIGO works in partnership with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) to build the capacity of obstetricians and midwives to manage PPH. Working with in-country Investigators and project staff in two FIGO member societies, Uganda (Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uganda) and Tanzania (Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Tanzania), we measured the impact of the training to see if it led to improved outcomes for women who suffered from PPH.
We also collected data in the facilities to assess availability of drugs and supplies, assessment of the training, and other information about prevention and management of PPH.
Additionally, FIGO hoped to strengthen collaboration between obstetricians and midwives through our partnership with ICM, and through establishing project units in both countries, which combined members of the obstetrics and genecology society, with the national midwifery society.
We believe that health providers working together is the best way to increase effectiveness in health facilities and improve outcomes for women.
Our findings are soon to be published in full, including the following results:
The impact of the project
Some of the project staff explain the difference the project has made to women and healthcare professionals.
Trained health provider at Mbale Hospital, Uganda
Project Coordinator while on a monitoring visit at Atutur Hospital, Uganda
Health provider from a hospital in Central Uganda
Every woman's right: a safe delivery
Although great strides have been taken to decrease the maternal mortality ratio, women across the globe are still dying as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
It's more important than ever to continue to work towards making childbirth safe for every woman — no matter what country she lives in, or what her socioeconomic status is.