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Advocating for Maternal Health: A Checklist for Private Sector Health Providers

This checklist presents a set of tips and relevant resources and tools to help private sector health providers improve their knowledge, skills, and capacity to conduct advocacy in support of maternal health.


Advocating Together: The Power of Alliances for Maternal Health

This toolkit provides guidance for national civil society organizations (CSOs) interested in establishing or strengthening an alliance in support of maternal health advocacy. The toolkit provides a step-by-step approach to working with partners in a national-level alliance to advocate for maternal health policy change. Divided into three major sections, each provides steps CSOs can take in order to:

  1. Analyze the maternal health environment in order to decide if working with an alliance is advantageous;
  2. Work with an alliance by either joining an established alliance or creating a new one; and
  3. Plan advocacy activities taking into account the political context and ways an alliance can effectively reach decision makers.
Essential Medicines for Maternal Health: Ensuring Equitable Access for All

A set of seven briefs, available in English, French, and Spanish, that outline challenges and solutions for increasing the availability and use of three essential maternal health medicines (oxytocin, misoprostol and magnesium sulfate), drawing on lessons and experience from reproductive health supplies.

Investing in Midwifery: Improving Health, Saving Lives (infographic)

This infographic highlights the critical role that midwives play in improving maternal and newborn health around the world. Midwives have a powerful voice in changing policies and practices that support the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of health services.


Le misoprostol pour l’hémorragie post-partum: Intervenir auprès des femmes où qu’elles accouchent

De nombreux pays s’attaquent à ces problèmes et ont réalisé des progrès importants pour introduire et encourager l’utilisation du misoprostol pour l'hémorragie post-partum (HPP). Cette publication, disponible en  français et anglais, présente l’expérience de trois pays – le Bangladesh, le Népal et la Zambie – qui sont à la fois une source d’inspiration et un exemple pour d’autres qui cherchent à élargir l’accès au misoprostol et met en exergue le rôle essentiel d’un engagement et d’un appui au niveau national pour le développement de programmes efficaces.

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Making the Case for Midwifery: A Toolkit for Using Evidence from the State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 Report to Create Policy Change at the Country Level

This toolkit, available in English, French and Spanish, is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and capacity of midwives, and of their national midwifery associations, to conduct advocacy for positive policy change. using evidence published in The State of the World's Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014 report.


Mapping Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Regional Reports

In 2010 and 2011, Family Care International conducted mappings in five regions: Francophone West Africa, East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and South Asia. These mappings identified the major policy challenges and opportunities related to introducing and improving access to misoprostol for preventing and/or treating postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Each document is available in English; when relevant to the region, they are available in French and Spanish as well.

Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Questions and Answers for Policy Makers

Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Questions and Answers for Policy Makers provides information about misoprostol’s critical role in preventing and treating postpartum bleeding or hemorrhage (PPH), one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Misoprostol, a medicine initially developed to prevent stomach ulcers, is often the best available option for preventing and treating PPH in many low-resource countries, and may be a woman’s only chance for surviving PPH.

Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Reaching women wherever they give birth

This publication, available in English and French, presents case studies from three countries — Bangladesh, Nepal, and Zambia — that have introduced and scaled up the use of misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). These country examples highlight the essential role of high-level commitment and support in initiating and implementing national programs, and provide inspiration and guidance for policy makers and partners seeking to expand access to misoprostol for PPH.

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