The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Beyond Too Little Too Late and Too Much Too Soon

Safe Motherhood Program director, Professor Suellen Miller, is a lead author for the Lancet’s 2016 Maternal Health series with her paper “Beyond too little, too late and too much, too soon: a pathway towards evidence-based, respectful maternity care worldwide” along with co-author Mic
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Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kit Now Available

Developed by Argentina’s Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) and the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), the Obstetric Emergency Drills Training Kitprovides treatment algorithms and scenarios to simulate postpartum hemorrhage and eclampsia emergencies.  The ki
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) speaks with Safe Motherhood Program Director Suellen Miller about the NASG/LifeWrap

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) writes about the origins of the NASG/LifeWrap and its current widespread use, featuring the Safe Motherhood Program and Professor Suellen Miller. Read the article here.
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LifeWrap included in FOGSI and AICOG’s 2015 PPH Manual

 FOGSI (The Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India) and AICOG (All India  Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology) have added LifeWraps to their 2015 Manual on PPH,  giving a full chapter to the use of LifeWrap. LifeWrap is integrated throughout the manual in the
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Safe Motherhood Year End Newsletter 2015

Dear Friends and Supporters of Safe Motherhood, Bixby Center, UCSF: Year-end greetings to all of you, the fabulous individuals who support the UCSF Safe Motherhood Program. As every year, we wish to thank you for your generosity and to let you know some of the activities you supported
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Tamil Nadu supplies hospitals and primary health centers with NASGs

On January 8th, 2016, the Hindu reported that the government of Tamil Nadu State, India is introducing the NASGs to all public health facilities and 108 ambulances.  Read the full article here.
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LifeWrap donate‎s NASG to FIGO (International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians) trainees at FIGO PPH Workshops, October 2015, Vancouver

As part of the FIGO/Safe Motherhood Program PPH trainings on LifeWrap at FIGO, LifeWrap donated non-pneumatic anti-shock garments to FIGO trainees from Sudan, Ethiopia, Bolivia and Colombia‎. All recipients of donations were newly trained in the use of the NASG and completed the postp
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Independent study calls for wider availability of NASG in Nigeria

An independent assessment of nurse midwives’ knowledge of LifeWraps in Nigeria by Onasoga et al in the International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception and Gynecology suggests that NASG should be made widely available and should be part of PPH management protocols. Read the
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NASG significantly reduces blood loss in women who experience post-abortion hemorrhage

New research from the Safe Motherhood Program demonstrates that the NASG significantly reduces blood loss in women who experience post-abortion hemorrhage and results in a clinically important 52% lower odds of mortality. This study was conducted with partners at Los Angeles Medical C
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A novel approach to managing postpartum hemorrhage

UCSF’s Safe Motherhood Program and colleagues have tested a novel approach to manage postpartum hemorrhage: ‘secondary prevention/early treatment’  using misoprostol to treat only women with above average bleeding.   This study demonstrates secondary prevention/early treat
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