Madagascar’s maternal mortality ratio of 478 deaths per 100,000 live births is among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, and 20–25% of those deaths are estimated to be due to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Women in Madagascar face a lack of access to quality maternity care; 83% of the population lives in rural areas, which have a high fertility rate and low rates of skilled birth attendance (44%) and facility-based delivery (39%), and where an insufficient maternal health workforce is poorly distributed.
In response to these challenges and as part of ongoing efforts to accelerate reductions in maternal deaths, Advancing Postpartum Hemorrhage Care (APPHC) is a catalytic investment by USAID in Malawi and Madagascar for accelerating reductions in maternal deaths. The APPHC Partnership is led by Breakthrough RESEARCH and the Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Projects.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth website to read article]Journal article: Barriers Inhibiting Effective Detection and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage During Facility-based Births in Madagascar: Findings from a qualitative study using a behavioral science lens [Go to
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