In June of this year the MCSP PPH Community of Practice and the Ending Eclampsia project co-convened a technical meeting “An Unfinished Agenda in Maternal Health: Meeting the needs of Women with Preeclampsia/Eclampsia and Postpartum Hemorrhage.” Meeting participants included researchers, implementers and advocates from many organizations who reviewed the epidemiology of PPH and PE/E, new cutting-edge evidence, critical program implementation gaps and priority actions and collaboration opportunities to improve access to and quality of woman-centered life-saving care for PPH and PE/E prevention and treatment. Key meeting themes included (1) improving women’s access to timely respectful PPH and PE/E care, (2) strengthening PPH and PE/E quality of care and essential system functions, and (3) strengthening PPH and PE/E care-coordination and referral systems.
The following podcast discusses these themes and highlights key points that emerged from our discussion of how our projects, and others, can work to reduce the preventable deaths of women from the two leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide.
For more information about the technical working group meeting you can find the agenda here and access the power point presentations that were shared:
- The current burden of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and PPH (Charlotte Warren and Kathleen Hill)
- WHO Guidance: 2nd edition revised Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth (MCPC) and Redesign of WHO Guideline Derivative Tools (John Varallo)
- Induction of labor in pre-eclamptic women: a randomized trial comparing the foley balloon catheter with oral misoprostol (Hillary Bracken)
- Research updates on innovations in PPH diagnosis and management (Jull Durocher)
- A Woman’s pathway to and experience of Life-Saving PPH and PE/E Care: Unmet needs (Kate Ramsey)
- Prodromal symptoms, health care seeking in response to symptoms and associated factors in eclamptic Patients (Wondimu Gudu)
- Improving PE/E and PPH care and using routine information sources to inform and track progress (Kathleen Hill, Kusum Thapa & Charlotte Warren)
- Ebonyi State, Nigeria: Country case study (Emamanuel Ugwa)
- Synthesis of key takeaways from each session: Meeting highlights, priorities and next steps (Charlotte Warren and Kathleen Hill)
You can also join the Ending Eclampsia Discussion Forum here.
For more information about the Maternal and Child Survival Program please visit their website here.
To join the Postpartum Hemorrhage Implementation Community of Practice please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned! In spring 2018 Ending Eclampsia and the Maternal Child Survival Program plan to host another joint technical working group meeting. Details forthcoming in the new year.