Mayer Hashi II
As part of our Mayer Hashi I Project, EngenderHealth worked to reduce postpartum hemorrhage in Bangladesh, by making a lifesaving drug, misoprostol, more widely available for women who deliver at home. In collaboration with our partners, EngenderHealth expanded a community-based misoprostol program in six districts. As a result of our program’s success, the government of Bangladesh asked EngenderHealth to expand the misoprostol intervention nationally as a means of preventing postpartum hemorrhage, to reach as many pregnant women and save as many lives as possible.
EngenderHealth’s Mayer Hashi II Project in Bangladesh aims to address the need for family planning through expanding contraceptive choices and services. Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the project works to improve women’s health by increasing awareness of and access to long-acting and permanent methods of family planning (LA/PMs), such as hormonal implants, the intrauterine device (IUD), and male and female sterilization. The project will also include outreach to underserved groups in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh.