Rapid Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Mortality

Niger has started the first-ever Initiative to Prevent Women from Bleeding to Death at Childbirth, to protect women in villages and towns nationwide. And it looks like the Ministry of Health (MOH) is in fact succeeding in its “ridiculously ambitious” aim, to halve PPH...

Postpartum hemorrhage

Major Support Provided By Initiative to Prevent Women from Bleeding to Death at Childbirth Worldwide, postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding after childbirth) typically causes around 130,000 maternal deaths a year, about 1/3 of all maternal deaths. Approximately 12 million...

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Funded by Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) afflict the poor disproportionately and tend to be overlooked by larger development and research institutions. NTDs are primarily parasitic diseases (e.g., soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis,...

Guinea Worm Eradication

Major Support Provided By About the Fiery Serpent Guinea worm is known as “the fiery serpent” because of the special and often excruciating, burning pain – a pain which develops as the Guinea worm is preparing to emerge through the skin. A year after you drink water...

Guinea Worm – The Disease and its Eradication

Major Support Provided By Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis) is a grotesque illness. Where it exists, guinea worm can permanently cripple people. Research on Guinea worm disease has been completed and “curative prevention” has brought the number people afflicted...

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