Updated Sep 05, 2019

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

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Focus Areas:

Health

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Implemented In:

Tanzania

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Innovation Description

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 and Kagera regions, 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.

Milestones

Jul 2015
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$484,000
FOCUS AREAS
Health
IMPLEMENTED INTanzania
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania