CURBING POST-PARTUM HEAMORRHAGE IN ZAMFARA; MISOPROSTOL WORKS

In the month of July 2016, Mother’s Delivery Kit in partnership with D-Prize set out to organize a one day training program for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in Gusau, Zamfara state.

The training was designed to inform and educate the Traditional Birth Attendants in the state on the importance of misoprostol in curbing post partum haemorrhage (PPH) by prevention and control. The women who before the training, handled PPH by telling the patient to close her legs firmly together to stop bleeding, or by administering herbs, became enlightened and have began to handle PPH differently.

Misoprostol was distributed to all the women in attendance and each one was also given sterile delivery kits to ensure their deliveries were safe and hygienic.

The training program which was flagged off in the central zone of the state’s capital had over 250 (two hundred and fifty) women from 4 (four) Local Government Areas; Maru, Gusau, Tsafe and Bungundu Local Government Areas (LGAs) represented at the training.

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