This year has been a very difficult year for conducting research in Zimbabwe. With political and financial turmoil, staff at hospitals and clinics who had not been able to live on their meager and inconsistent salaries went on strike, leaving our small staff and study on hold. But immediately upon re-opening of hospitals, women hemorrhaging received care with NASG. It is with an acknowledgement of the hard work and determination of the staff that the next phase of our work is now starting up in Zimbabwe.
This month, Safe Motherhood staff took the NASG to clinics in Harare and trained providers in their use. This final, multi-year phase will show us how much the NASG can improve outcomes when used at the clinic level before transport to the hospital.