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More women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth in Uttar Pradesh than anywhere else in India. We saved their lives by partnering with the state government and World Health Partners to bring high-quality antenatal and emergency obstetric care as well as postpartum contraception to women who need it most.

Project Date: 2013 - 2016
Funder: Merck for Mothers
Country: India
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132,700+ deliveries conducted at facilities we support

2,100+ frontline health workers (ASHAs) trained by the project to share critical information on maternal health

912,200+ condoms distributed in the public and private sector through the project

2,200+ long-acting reversible methods, including postpartum IUDs, inserted at facilities we support

What We Did

  • Created an unprecedented partnership between public and private health systems to address all major causes of maternal mortality, including postpartum hemorrhage
  • Trained and supported a network of providers in communities and facilities, so women can get affordable quality care wherever they are
  • Engaged community members so they know risk factors during pregnancy, where to get quality maternal care, and how to access emergency transportation
  • Connected rural women to specialists in cities via telemedicine
  • Made sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and postpartum contraception are always available, so people can choose the method that’s best for them

Project Staff Members

Mahesh Srinivas

Director of Programs

Dr. Srinivas is a medical doctor and public health management specialist with more than 15 years of...

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