Maternal Mortality

Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death. It is treatable in virtually every case but making sure mothers in low-income countries receive treatment requires innovation.

Current guidelines include more than a dozen interventions—too many for health workers in emergency situations to sort through.

By simplifying interventions into standardized packages, however, health systems can guarantee that workers have the equipment and the skills to deliver the highest priority treatments when every second counts.