Management of post-partum hemorrhage in low-income countries
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)
The provision of safe and effective delivery care for all women in poor countries remains elusive, resulting in a continuing burden of mortality in general and mortality from post-partum haemorrhage in particular. Deployment of a functional health system and effective linkage of the health system to communities are the necessary prerequisites for the provision of the life-saving technical interventions that will make a difference in individual cases. Sadly, two factors militate against progress: the mantra that ‘we know what works’ (resulting in some serious gaps in evidence for best practice in resource-poor settings) and a lack of large-scale investment in maternity services to counteract the degradation of infrastructure and depletion of human resources evident in many countries.
Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
(2008). Management of post-partum hemorrhage in low-income countries. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 22(6), 1013-1023.
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