African 1000 Days Action

CHALLENGE SELECTED 

Maternal Health Challenge 

Learn more about the maternal health challenge and how the distribution of Misoprostol, a $3 drug that can prevent maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhage, could save thousands of lives. 

 

COUNTRY OF OPERATION

South Sudan 

 

PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED

Misoprostol 

 

DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION 

African 1000 Days Action trains facility-based healthcare providers and traditional birth attendants to administer Misoprostol as a postpartum hemorrhage prevention method in order to make the drug available and accessible. 

 

PILOT GOALS 

  • Train 500 healthcare providers and 1,000 Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to administer misoprostol 
  • Grow to 5,000 healthcare providers and over 10,000 TBA trainees by the end of 2019 
  • Ensure misoprostol supply chain to mothers during childbirth in rural areas
 

FOUNDING TEAM 

Jean Luc Ugirashebuja