Postpartum hemorrhage—excessive bleeding following birth—is the leading cause of maternal death. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries, where emergency obstetric care is often not available.
In countries like Bangladesh, where 85% of childbirths occur at home, postpartum hemorrhage is particularly prevalent. EngenderHealth works to reduce postpartum hemorrhage in Bangladesh by making a lifesaving drug, misoprostol, more widely available for women who deliver at home. We also help train health care professionals to manage the critical third stage of labor to prevent hemorrhaging.
Additionally, EngenderHealth works in communities to raise awareness about postpartum hemorrhage and the importance of maternal health care.