Every year, 14 million women experience postpartum hemorrhage, with one dying every six minutes, says the World Health Organization. For three years, Jhpiego staff participated in an international study that evaluated a new approach, called E-MOTIVE, to identify when a woman is losing too much blood following delivery and take action.

The approach uses a bundle of interventions to stop the bleeding, including a plastic drape that collects blood into a volume-marked pouch, so health workers can see how much blood a client has lost. However, these drapes aren’t easily available.

That didn’t stop a group of nurses and midwives at the Malindi Sub-County Hospital – they invented their own version of the drape, says Isabella Ochieng, a nurse midwife and maternal and newborn technical advisor for Jhpiego who has supported the health providers there.

Learn how these entrepreneurial health providers fashioned a solution to a real problem and help save lives: https://bhekisisa.org/article/2024-02-08-pc-e-c-v-70-000-v—-/