Annual Report 2016-2017 > Pregnancy & childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth
  • We projected that adding home pregnancy tests to community health worker programs in Malawi, Madagascar and Ethiopia would save many lives and be cost-effective for local health systems.
  • We showed that the Ebola outbreak in Guinea not only stunted progress toward improved care for pregnant women, but set it back significantly.
  • We tested the Lifewrap non-pneumatic anti-shock garment in Colombia, and showed that it reduced the need for serious medical interventions among women with severe postpartum bleeding.
  • We called for US Ob-gyns to routinely offer PrEP drugs to pregnant and breastfeeding women who are at risk of HIV.