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Misoprostol Added to the WHO Essential Medicines List for Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Pathfinder International is pleased to share that the World Health Organization (WHO) has added misoprostol to its Essential Medicines List for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage.

ESD Launches Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Toolkit

Extending Service Delivery (ESD), a Pathfinder-led USAID project, recently created an online toolkit entitled "How to Educate Clients about the Benefits of Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP)."

Historic Union Medal Awarded to Two Champions of Women's Health and Empowerment

Historic Union Medal to be awarded to two champions of women's health and empowerment.

The Main Causes of Maternal Death in Nigeria Can Be Avoided

Northern Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth, but most of the cases of unsafe delivery can be avoided.

Hauwa Mansour Waziri, the nurse who heads the hospital's pre-natal clinic, says that between 350 and 450 pregnant women, some as young as 15, now take advantage of these services each week. Some travel from neighbouring states to receive ultrasounds, counselling on "danger signs" in pregnancies, and information on nutrition. They are strongly urged to arrive at the hospital to deliver "while you can still walk". Those who wait until the last minute can endanger the life of their child.

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