Evaluating Facility Readiness and Health Worker Capacity for Managing Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH) in PTBi intervention sites in Kenya and Uganda

Investigator: Claire Kidiiga, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): Kenya; Uganda


Mentor: Dr. Dilys Walker and Ms. Elizabeth Butrick 

Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the preventable yet leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide, accounting for roughly 125,000 maternal deaths annually. In Kenya and Uganda approximately 25% of reported maternal deaths annually (510/100,000 live births, 343/100,000 live births respectively) are directly related to PPH. Managing PPH can contribute to the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target of reducing maternal mortality deaths to less than 70/100,000 live births annually. Some challenges of managing PPH in Kenya and Uganda include capacity of facility: infrastructure, knowledge, competence of providers and availability of resources. This study evaluates the facility readiness for managing PPH in select Pre-Term Birth Intervention East Africa (PTBi EA) sites.