Postpartum Hemorrhage
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Post Partum Haemorrage

Marking World Patient Safety Day 2022 

Medication-related harm accounts for up to half of the overall preventable harm in medical care. Patients in low- and middle-income countries are twice as likely to experience preventable medication harm than patients in high-income countries. Considering this huge burden of harm, the World Health Organization has selected “medication safety” as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022 on 17 September.  

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World Patient Safety Day 2022: medication safety for the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)

FIGO’s Combatting Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) Project provides technical support to selected regional and national societies and professional maternal health leaders to help accelerate PPH control efforts for improved PPH diagnosis and management through the use of PPH Emergency Care Using a Bundle Approach (PPH EmC) .  

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Lessons from the field: implementing FIGO’s combatting PPH project in Kenya

In August 2022, Unitaid announced a US$45 million investment to increase access to lifesaving products that prevent and treat severe bleeding after childbirth.

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FIGO joins international consortium to introduce quality-assured postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) drugs in LMICs

FIGO’s Committee on Childbirth and Postpartum Haemorrhage (formerly Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health), in collaboration with global experts, has published a new supplement in the 157(S1) issue of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) on 17 March 2022. The supplement provides a comprehensive review and best practices for the prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).

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New IJGO Supplement: FIGO recommendations on the management of postpartum haemorrhage, 2022

In 2014, the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) launched an Intensive Course in Obstetric Emergencies (ICOE) – OGSM conducted and supervised a simulation-based course 52 times in 11 countries from 2014 to 2019. During that period, the OGSM trained 1,297 doctors and 136 trainers in the Asia-Oceania region. 

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Opportunities in Virtual Obstetric Training: lessons from a pilot in China

It is normal for a woman to have bleeding after the birth of her baby. However, when a woman has excessive bleeding after childbirth, this is known as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). PPH is an obstetric emergency for which immediate interventions are needed to stop bleeding and save the mother. PPH is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries.

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Success stories from FIGO’s Postpartum Haemorrhage projects