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USAID’s MCHIP Helping Prevent Maternal Deaths In Rwanda

Writing in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) Senior Program Officer Susan Moffson, Jhpiego Country Director for Rwanda Jérémie Zoungrana, and Musoni Pascal of MCHIP Rwanda describe a pilot program aimed at training frontline health workers to recognize and treat post-partum hemorrhage (PPH). “Through this Rwandan pilot program — and many other activities being carried out globally — MCHIP is successfully empowering women and their health care providers to prevent PPH,” they write, noting, “As of June 2013, more than 700,000 women giving birth have received lifesaving medicine to prevent PPH, thanks to USAID/MCHIP-supported programs” (8/20).