Why tackle PPH?

Every year, the leading obstetric cause of maternal death is due to heavy bleeding after birth, known as post-partum hemorrhage (PPH). 

PPH can be prevented. But every second counts.

Help us make sure every healthcare team has what they need to tackle PPH, one birth at a time.

By tackling PPH, we can ensure that women have high-quality maternity care, while:
• making sure fewer women die and fewer children grow up without their mothers
• reducing the risk of postpartum anemia after birth, leading to life-threatening infections
• preventing the long-term health conditions experienced by women who survive PPH
• relieving the burden on healthcare, including staffing, blood transfusions and funding

Every second counts.

Across the developing world, a woman dies every two minutes from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. By donating and becoming part of our community, you can help stop preventable deaths and keep mothers together with their children.

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Why now?

More women than ever are giving birth in health facilities, rather than at home, supported by trained staff. These staff can be trained to treat PPH, including using several new treatment methods that are cost-effective and simple. The time is ripe to make a real difference.

Targeting PPH across the system

Actions for organisations and systems 

Actions for clinical teams - Save Mothers


What works?

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The FIGO Generic Postpartum Haemorrhage Protocol and Care Pathways is now available online

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FIGO and ICM launch joint statements of recommendation for the prevention and treatment of PPH

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Country Experiences: Niger

Niger's Ministry of Health launched its Initiative to Prevent Women from Bleeding to Death at Childbirth using proven, low-tech, low-cost, new technologies combined in an innovat...

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We strive to share these stories with each other and the world as much as possible. There is no greater motivator than hearing exactly how all of our contributions have led to a different course of life for someone else. Please take a look through just some of the amazing results created by the solutions we support.





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Statement on uterine balloon tamponade in Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)

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Country Experiences: Nigeria

Commencing in 2014, the Federal Government of Nigeria, the three State Governments of Kaduna, Kano and Katsina, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Clin...

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