Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Refugee Populations
With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, Pathfinder strengthened reproductive health care services and prevented postpartum hemorrhage among refugee and displaced persons camps in western Tanzania. Pathfinder worked to improve the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), a coordinated set of priority activities implemented in the early days and weeks of humanitarian crises. As part of the MISP improvement, the project pioneered the use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment and supported the standard inclusion of postpartum hemorrhage model technologies in the MISP.
Project activities ended earlier in the year, but the project was extended to compensate for unavoidable delays in procurement of critical supplies and equipment for project facilities. The remaining supplies and equipment have been procured and distributed so that facilities will continue to provide needed services.
Using Community Scorecards, this project empowered citizens in Tanzania to improve the quality of their own reproductive health services.
This project sought to improve, scale up, and institutionalize HIV and AIDS prevention and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Institutional capacity building was a key component of the project.
In rural parts of Uganda, medical centers and makeshift hospitals are often left in the dark at night, making it difficult and even dangerous to treat medical emergencies or deliver babies at night. The “solar suitcase” is changing that.
Giving women the option of using contraception tailored to their individual circumstances is vital to increasing birth control in developing countries, an event heard last week.