Updated Aug 02, 2020

Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies – Uterine Balloon Tamponade Scale Up in Tanzania

Part of JHPIEGO

Joyce Muzuma

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To use a Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) tool, the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) to test a pregnant women to reducing the number of deaths due to uncontrolled PPH, which is a common cause of maternal mortality in Tanzania.

Massachusetts General Hospital has developed an e ffective Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) tool, the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT), which has been e ffectively tested, researched, and rolled out in Kenya with positive results for mothers. The partners are introducing the UBT package in 150 health facilities in Mara, Kagera, Dar es salaam, Pwani, Morogoro, Iringa, and Njombe regional, with the goa...
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Massachusetts General Hospital has developed an e ffective Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) tool, the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT), which has been e ffectively tested, researched, and rolled out in Kenya with positive results for mothers. The partners are introducing the UBT package in 150 health facilities in Mara, Kagera, Dar es salaam, Pwani, Morogoro, Iringa, and Njombe regional, with the goal of reducing the number of deaths due to uncontrolled PPH, a common cause of maternal mortality in Tanzania. The innovation also introduces a PPH training curriculum that incorporates the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics standards for PPH management, including the UBT. The ultra low-cost (less than $5) uterine balloon kit consists of a condom tied to a Foley catheter and inflated with clean water through a syringe and one-way valve. The project involves key policymakers, e.g., Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, on the lessons learned related to the safety and e ffectiveness of the UBT rollout and scaling throughout Tanzania.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

The Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) tool, the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT), it has been e ffectively tested, researched, and rolled out in Kenya with positive results for mothers.

Focus Areas:

Health and Basic Education

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Implemented In:

Tanzania

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Problem

PPH, a common cause of maternal mortality in Tanzania. Lack of training curriculum that incorporates the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics standards for PPH management, including the UBT. The project involves key policymakers, e.g., Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, to learned the safety and e ffectiveness of the UBT rollout and scaling throughout Tanzania.

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Solution

To introduce the Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) tool, the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT), to detect PPH to a pregnant women. The goal is to reducing the number of deaths due to uncontrolled PPH, which is a common cause of maternal mortality in Tanzania. The innovation also introduces a PPH training curriculum that incorporates the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics standards for PPH management, including the UBT.

Target Beneficiaries

Women. Children, men ( community) Gynecologist, Nurses, ( Medical workers) Government.

Mission and Vision

To introduce Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) tool, the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) in order tp detect PPH in early stage. The goal is to reduce the number of deaths due to uncontrolled PPH, which is a common cause of maternal mortality in Tanzania. The innovation will also introduces a PPH training curriculum that incorporates the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics standards for PPH management, including the UBT.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Faith Medical Tanzania Clinics and Government

Milestone

Jul 2015
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$484,000
FOCUS AREAS
Health
Implemented InTanzania
Aug 2020
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania