Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)—or excessive bleeding after childbirth—is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide, and oxytocin is the first-line drug of choice for prevention and treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends oxytocin for PPH prevention and treatment, and it was included as one of the 13 priority, lifesaving health products under the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. If used appropriately, universal access to oxytocin could save 1.4 million lives over the next 10 years. Countries around the world purchase and use oxytocin.
Developed by PATH, USAID, and the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement Supply Management project, this messaging framework is intended for use by maternal and child health advocates who are communicating with government policymakers, civil society, and other stakeholders pivotal to the decision-making process around oxytocin policy, procurement, and distribution. This may include health practitioners, technical experts, government leaders, and civil society and community representatives who are concerned about women’s health and well-being.
Organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ASSIST Project
March 8 – September 12
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
(MORE INFORMATION ON DATES & TIMES BELOW)
Since 2012, USAID has funded the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project to improve health care service delivery, strengthen health systems, and advance the frontier of improvement science in USAID-assisted countries. This webinar series explores some of the project’s most important results and learning in the past five years to achieve an AIDS-free generation, prevent child and maternal deaths, and effectively combat other public health threats.
Each webinar will address a different topic and draw on results and learning from multiple countries. The format of the one-hour webinars, which will be recorded for later viewing, will be one or two short presentations, followed by comments and discussion with the moderator and/or expert commentators and audience questions. ASSIST resource and key experiences related to each webinar topic will also be provided in a two-page briefer, including materials not covered in the specific presentation.
Webinar dates & topics:
1) Wednesday, March 8, 9:00-10:00am: Using regulatory levers to strengthen the health profession workforce in Cambodia
2) Wednesday, March 28, 9:00-10:00am: Strengthening systems to prevent antimicrobial resistance: Results from the West Bank, Uganda and Georgia
3) Wednesday, April 25, 9:00-10:00am: Strengthening the power of the OVC platform to achieve epidemic control through community linkages
4) Wednesday, May 30, 9:00-10:00am: Lessons for strengthening district health systems from India and Uganda
5) Wednesday, June 27, 9:00-10:00am: Strengthening systems to retain mother-baby pairs in care and eliminate mother to child transmission
6) Wednesday, July 25, 9:00-10:00am: Reducing preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths at scale by improving care effectiveness and efficiency
7) Wednesday, September 12, 9:00-10:00am: Leading health care improvement: What leaders need to know to act. Lessons from East and West Africa