$0.66 to save a woman’s life.

No, this isn’t some random campaign. It’s a pill that saves lives.

Let’s talk about Maternal mortality.

TL;DR:

Postpartum Hemorrhages are the #1 Maternal Killer

PPH is severe loss of blood after delivery.

Hemorrhages are estimated to be responsible for approximately 35% of maternal deaths in developing countries, although this varies widely across regions/countries.

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What Causes PPH?

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So, how do we solve it?

Women are dying from a problem we’ve already solved.

Uterotonics are the gold-standard for PPH.

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Uterotonics are analogues (similar to) oxytocin.

Our team built criteria to compare them and choose one to distribute to rural communities.

Here’s our comparison:

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Misoprostol is a prostaglandin, so it indirectly causes contractions.

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Why is Misoprostol so great in low-resource environments?

How exactly does it function?

This sounds great. Why isn’t this everywhere?

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We’re building a 4-pronged approach that distributes Misoprostol in places like Rural, Nigeria.

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1: Distribution Networks

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2: Monitoring Drug Activity

3: Training distribution stakeholders, especially TBAs

We need to train administrators on how to administer it properly and monitor Misoprostol + the third stage of labour.

4: Educating all relevant stakeholders

Women are dying when they don’t need to be.

The reality is we don’t need crazy new inventions to reduce maternal mortality.

17 yo building better maternal healthcare in developing countries.

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