Aligning Strategies, Mobilizing Support, Accelerating Progress

The Postpartum Hemorrhage Community of Practice Annual Meeting will go virtual for 2020. During the three-day virtual conference, participants will review and discuss emerging evidence and identify critical evidence gaps. Speakers will share implementation successes and shortcomings, identify existing challenges/entrenched obstacles, and discuss potential solutions.

Together, we’ll work to align the maternal, newborn, and child health community on strategies, mobilize support to spark action, and accelerate progress toward targets and key health system priorities. And we’ll determine how best to support ministries to drive system changes for sustainable implementation of best practices for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

When: July 21–23, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT–4)

Where: Start here for daily agendas, Zoom links to sessions, speaker biographies, and additional resources

Surveys

Future Direction of PPH CoP

PPH CoP Annual Meeting Post-Meeting Survey

PPH CoP Follow-up Meeting

We are excited to announce the first special-topic deeper dive session following our recent Postpartum Hemorrhage Community of Practice (CoP) annual meeting, scheduled for Thursday, August 27, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. EDT!


Program

Follow the links below for a full agenda for each of the three conference days. Each day’s agenda includes presenter biographies and Zoom room links. Each of the plenary sessions and select breakout sessions will have simultaneous French interpretation. Recordings of sessions, presenter slide sets, and other resources will be available.

All times listed in EDT (GMT–4).

Day 1
2020-07-21
Day 2
2020-07-22
Day 3
2020-07-23
08:00 - 08:15
Welcome

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

  • Welcome
    John Varallo, Jhpiego
  • Opening remarks
    Deborah Armbruster, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Review meeting objectives, agenda, and logistics
    John Varallo, Jhpiego

About the Presenters

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John Varallo
Jhpiego
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Deborah Armbruster
U.S. Agency for International Development
08:15 - 09:15
PPH Epidemiology

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

Presentations and Discussion
Facilitator: Cherrie Evans, Jhpiego
  • COVID-19 in pregnancy: Results of a living systematic review
    Presenter: Mercedes Bonet, World Health Organization
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    (15 minutes)
  • PPH: Why now?
    Presenter: Jerker Liljestrand, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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    (10 minutes)
  • Trends and drivers in PPH morbidity and mortality
    Presenter: Mariana Widmer, World Health Organization
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    (15 minutes)
  • Optimizing MDSR reviews. What are we learning about PPH and what more could we learn?
    Presenter: Luis Gadama, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi
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    (10 minutes)
  • Q&A (10 minutes)

About the Presenters

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Cherrie Evans
Jhpiego
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Mercedes Bonet
World Health Organization
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Jerker Liljestrand
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Mariana Widmer
World Health Organization
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Luis Gadama
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi
09:15 - 10:00
Emerging Evidence & Critical Gaps

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

Presentations and Discussion
Facilitator: John Varallo, Jhpiego
  • Updated WHO PPH recommendations
    Presenter: Mariana Widmer, World Health Organization
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    (20 minutes)
  • Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT): What to do with recent evidence
    Presenters: Fernando Althabe, World Health Organization, and Jill Durocher, Gynuity Health Projects
    Download presentation (Althabe)
    Download presentation (Durocher)
    (15 minutes)
  • Q&A (10 minutes)

About the Presenters

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John Varallo
Jhpiego
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Mariana Widmer
World Health Organization
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Fernando Althabe
World Health Organization
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Jill Durocher
Gynuity Health Projects
10:00 - 10:50
Existing Challenges & Entrenched Obstacles

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

Panel Discussion

Guidelines: Challenges and successes in dissemination and implementation at the country level/facility level (35 minutes)

 

Moderator: Catharine Taylor, Merck for Mothers

About the Presenters

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Catharine Taylor
Merck for Mothers
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David Ntirushwa
University Teaching Hospital of Kigali
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Kusum Thapa
Jhpiego
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Farzana Maruf
Global Financing Facility, World Bank Group
10:50 - 11:00
Closing

Zoom room: Plenary

Summary of Day 1 and Look Ahead to Day 2

About the Presenter

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John Varallo
Jhpiego
08:00 - 08:10
Opening

Zoom room: Plenary

Recap of Day 1 and Review of Day 2 Agenda

About the Presenter

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Jeffrey Jacobs
Merck for Mothers
08:10 - 09:00
Existing Challenges & Entrenched Obstacles

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

Panel Discussion

Blood (mobilization/donors, safe blood banking, blood distribution/transport, safe blood transfusion, blood alternatives, stabilization and transfer) (35 minutes)

 

Facilitator: Laura Frye, Gynuity Health Projects

About the Presenters

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Laura Frye
Gynuity Health Projects
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Katare Swaibu
Rwanda National Blood Services
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Yuyun Maryuningsih
World Health Organization
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Joseph Ndagijimana
Zipline
09:00 - 10:05
Breakout Sessions
Improving Quality of Care for PPH

Five sessions will be offered, each in a Zoom room. Participants should choose two sessions (two rooms) to attend. Sessions will be include a 15-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A, with 5 minutes to move to the next session. All sessions will be presented twice: 9:00–9:30 and 9:35–10:05.

 

Zoom room 1 (view Zoom recording):

  • The PRONTO Simulation Obstetric Rapid Response team training
    Facilitator: Patricia Gomez and Sarah Cullen, Jhpiego
    Presenters: Annette Osimbo with Dilys Walker, University of California, San Francisco
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Zoom room 2 (view Zoom recording):

  • Using a “low-dose, high-frequency” approach to improve team/provider performance for PPH
    (La traduction française est disponible dans cette session)
    Facilitator: Chantelle Allen and Robyn Wade, Jhpiego
    Presenters: Gaudiosa Tibaijuka, Jhpiego Tanzania, with Cherrie Evans, Jhpiego
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Zoom room 3 (view Zoom recording):

  • E-Motive: An early detection and primary response to PPH using the WHO Motive PPH bundle
    Facilitator: Ameck Kamenga and Uhmar Alston, Jhpiego
    Presenter: Suellen Miller, University of California, San Francisco
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Zoom room 4 (view Zoom recording):

  • Quality of uterotonics; integrating oxytocin into the cold chain
    (La traduction française est disponible dans cette session)
    Facilitator: Lisa Noguchi and Shamija Jackson, Jhpiego
    Presenters: Beth Yeager and Afua Nkumah Aggrey, U.S. Agency for International Development
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Zoom room 5 (view Zoom recording):

  • PPH Emergency Care Using a Bundle Approach (PPH EmC)
    Facilitator: Gathari Ndirahngu Gichuhi and Leah Hart, Jhpiego
    Presenter: Melody Eckardt, Massachusetts General Hospital
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About the Presenters

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Annette Osimbo Okwaro
PRONTO International
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Dilys Walker
University of California, San Francisco
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Gaudiosa Tibaijuka
Jhpiego Tanzania
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Cherrie Evans
Jhpiego
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Suellen Miller
University of California, San Francisco
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Beth Yeager
U.S. Agency for International Development
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Afua Nkumah Aggrey
U.S. Agency for International Development
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Melody Eckardt
Massachusetts General Hospital
10:05 - 10:50
Improving Quality of Care

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

Presentation and Discussion

Using a Health Economic Model to Support Decision-Making on the Use of Novel Uterotonics for the Prevention of PPH

 

Facilitator: John Varallo, Jhpiego
  • Review of a cost-effective model to evaluate a novel uterotonic in PPH prevention
    Presenter: Jeffrey Jacobs and Kunal Saxena, Merck for Mothers
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    (30 minutes)
  • Q&A (15 minutes)

About the Presenters

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John Varallo
Jhpiego
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Jeffrey Jacobs
Merck for Mothers
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Kunal Saxena
Merck for Mothers
10:50 - 11:00
Closing

Zoom room: Plenary

Summary of Day 2 and Look Ahead to Day 3

About the Presenter

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Cherrie Evans
Jhpiego
08:00 - 08:10
Opening

Zoom room: Plenary

Recap of Day 2 and Review of Day 3 Agenda

About the Presenter

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Beth Yeager
U.S. Agency for International Development
08:10 - 09:15
Breakout Sessions
Research/Innovations and Clinical

Five sessions will be offered, each in a Zoom room. Participants should choose two sessions (two rooms) to attend. Sessions will be include a 15-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A, with 5 minutes to move to the next session. All sessions will be presented twice: 8:10-8:40 and 8:45-9:15.

 

Zoom room 1 (view Zoom recording):

  • TXA: WOMAN-2 trial
    (La traduction française est disponible dans cette session)
    Facilitators: Daisy Ruto and Leah Hart, Jhpiego
    Presenter: Haleema Shakur-Still, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    Download presentation

Zoom room 2 (view Zoom recording):

  • Devices: Suction tube uterine tamponade; vacuum-induced hemorrhage control (Alydia Health)
    Facilitators: Kusum Thapa and Alexia Bishop, Jhpiego
    Presenters: Justus Hofmeyr, University of Botswana, Andy Uchida, Alydia Health, and Marcela Smid, University of Utah
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Zoom room 3 (view Zoom recording):

  • Digital/mHealth: Virtual Mentor for managing PPH: Putting a professor in your pocket.  Results from a pilot study in Kenya.
    Facilitators: Laura Fitzgerald and Sofia De Anda, Jhpiego
    Presenter: Anthony Wanyoro, Kenyatta University
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Zoom room 4 (view Zoom recording):

  • Managing PPH at cesarean section: What do we know, what needs to be done?
    (La traduction française est disponible dans cette session)
    Facilitators: Augustino Hellar and Brianne Kallam, Jhpiego
    Presenters: Arri Coomarasamy, University of Birmingham, and John Varallo, Jhpiego
    Download presentation

Zoom room 5 (view Zoom recording):

  • Addressing the interface of anemia, hemorrhage and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Facilitator: Kathleen Hill and Shireen Husami, Jhpiego
    Presenter: Richard Derman, Thomas Jefferson University
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About the Presenters

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Haleema Shakur-Still
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Justus Hofmeyr
University of Botswana
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Andy Uchida
Alydia Health, Inc.
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Marcela Smid
University of Utah
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Anthony Wanyoro
Kenyatta University
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Arri Coomarasamy
University of Birmingham, UK
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John Varallo
Jhpiego
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Richard J. Derman
Thomas Jefferson University
09:15 - 10:30
Country PPH Action Plans

Zoom room: Plenary (view Zoom recording)

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Facilitator: Anne-Beatrice Kihara, University of Nairobi

Shared learnings from countries on how they achieve standards and benchmarks (20 minutes each):

About the Presenters

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Anne-Beatrice Kihara
University of Nairobi
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Joseph Massenga
U.S. Agency for International Development
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Priscilla Phiri
Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi
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Gathari Ndirangu Gichuhi
Jhpiego Kenya
10:30 - 10:50
Commitments & Next Steps

Zoom room: Plenary

Facilitator: John Varallo, Jhpiego, and Suzanne Stalls, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership

About the Presenters

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John Varallo
Jhpiego
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Suzanne Stalls
MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership
10:50 - 11:00
Closing Remarks

Zoom link: Plenary

About the Presenter

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Deborah Armbruster
U.S. Agency for International Development
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