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Programmes for advance distribution of misoprostol to prevent post-partum haemorrhage: a rapid literature review of factors affecting implementation

Journal Article
(Published March, 2015)
Smith, H.J. (Author),
Colvin, C.J. (Author),
Richards, E. (Author),
Thapa, K. (Author),
Roberson, J. (Author),
Sharma, G. (Author),
Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu (Author)
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Review article synthesizes current knowledge about the barriers and facilitators affecting implementation of advance community distribution of misoprostol to prevent PPH, where misoprostol may be self-administered or administered by an LHW (lay health worker or community health worker).  Summaries present key outcomes and features of advanced distribution programmes that are in operation or have been piloted globally with implementation factors categorized. Authors conclude that the risks of advance distribution appear manageable and the benefits of self-administration, especially for women who have little chance of expert care for PPH, are considerable. The risks of advance distribution appear manageable and the benefits of self-administration, especially for women who have little chance of expert care for PPH, are considerable.

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Smith HJ, Colvin CJ, Richards E, Roberson J, Sharma G, Thapa K, et al. Programmes for advance distribution of misoprostol to prevent post-partum haemorrhage: a rapid literature review of factors affecting implementation. Health Policy Plan. 2015