Advocacy for the Prevention and Treatment of Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH) and Post-Abortion Complications with Misoprostol, in partnership with MAP and AMAN
This advocacy project in collaboration with RAF achieved its objective for inclusion of Misoprostol in the Essential Medicines Lists for Sindh and Punjab in May 2013. The Pakistan Nursing Council also included it in its midwifery curriculum.
NCMNH advocated for use of Misoprostol, and its availability at all public health facilities to prevent and treat PPH and post-abortion complications, where Oxytocin is either not available or a trained provider to administer it is not present. Awareness was also created about the deterioration in efficacy of Oxytocin if the cold chain is not maintained. NCMNH also worked with the Health Departments for advance distribution of Misoprostol by Lady Health Workers to prevent PPH at home births.