Stamping out Post Partum Haemorrhage (PPH)

Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) remains the leading cause of maternal deaths in Africa. Post-partum haemorrhage is the excessive bleeding and loss of blood after childbirth.

Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), commonly defined as a blood loss of 500 ml or more within 24 hours after birth, is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. It affects millions of women every year and accounts for over 20% of all maternal deaths reported globally. Death from PPH is largely preventable and has been nearly eliminated in high-income countries (HICs). Yet women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) continue to be disproportionately affected. Most maternal deaths from PPH occur in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Post Partum Haemorrhage (PPH) UoN team: (Photo right) FIGO President - Dr. Kihara Anne Beatrice, Dr. Nyakundi Gwako, Prof. Zahida Qureshi, and Jeniffer Okore.

Ministry of Health adaptation of the World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap on Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) prevention and management meeting was attended by FIGO President - Dr. Kihara Anne Beatrice, Dr. Nyakundi GwakoProf. Zahida Qureshi, and Jeniffer Okore as the University of Nairobi team, 25th October 2023 at Naivasha Resort, Kenya.

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