The Maternal Health Technical Resource Team (MHTRT) of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children has been exploring strategies to increase access to quality oxytocin, including advocating for the integration of oxytocin in the existing cold chain for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Some countries, such as Mali and Ghana, have … Read more
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) still remains one of the major causes of maternal mortality, accounting for 35% of all maternal deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended oxytocin as the most effective medicine for the prevention and treatment of PPH, particularly for facility-based births. Most countries include oxytocin on their essential medicines lists (EML) as … Read more
Bangladesh SIAPS is working to strengthen MOHFW’s procurement and supply chain management systems; also key directorates (DGFP, DGHS, DGDA, etc.) to assure availability of quality pharmaceutical products.