E-Newsletter Issue 8

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Excessive bleeding after childbirth, or PPH, is the leading direct cause of maternal death around the world. In Kenya, it causes about one in every three maternal deaths – the majority of which could be prevented through timely and appropriate management. Despite proven and effective interventions, PPH continues to claim the lives of too many mothers, as the result of delayed health seeking behaviour, delayed emergency care, lack of health personnel skilled in the use of both surgical and non-surgical interventions, or the poor availability of necessary medical supplies and equipment.