MATERNAL HEALTH CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
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.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
The mission of Safe Passage is to improve the quality of life and the life expectancy of women of child bearing age and pregnant women in particular by significantly lowering the incidence of Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The organization will work to curtail the rate of maternal mortality in Nigeria through the increased distribution of Misoprostol.
The Safe Passage team will train 100 Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in the initial pilot phase, on the practical use of Misoprostol during child delivery. The Pilot will run in 3 communities, one in each of the 3 geopolitical zones of Nigeria's Imo state: Umuguma, Orlu, and Okigwe.
The model is unique as TBAs will be reaching and training other TBAs in the use of Misoprostol, encouraging acceptability, accessibility and increased impact. This strategy will have a multiplier effect as scaling progresses. The Safe Passage management team includes well respected and experienced TBAs which will improve their ability to train larger numbers and in turn, safe more lives.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Train 100 Traditional Birth Attendants during the pilot
- Distribute 600 Misoprostol tablets during the pilot
- Train 2,500 Traditional Birth Attendants by the end of year 1
- Distribute 7,500 Misoprostol tablets by the end of year 1
Dr. Patrick Nwachi - Team Lead
Dr Precious Eteike - Assistant Team Lead
Maryann Anugwara - Head Traditional Birth Attendant