Perinatal depression among adolescents and access to mental health services

Meg, a high school student, got pregnant at fifteen. Apparently, this came as a shocker to her peers, parents, teachers, and even to herself. Consequently, Meg panicked and had difficulties concentrating on tasks and even entertained thoughts of suicide. She, however, carried the pregnancy to full term. But, after the delivery, she persistently had generalised […]

By introducing and evaluating a postpartum hemorrhage package with ultra-low-cost uterine balloon tamponade embedded in underserved areas of Africa, we are working to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage.

Thomas Burke, MD

Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies – Uterine Balloon Tamponade: Innovating to end maternal deaths from uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage.

As of May 29 2015, 216 UBTs have been placed in critically ill, hemorrhaging women and death and disability has been averted in 204. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. More than 30 percent of all maternal deaths worldwide are attributable to PPH, accounting for […]