Postpartum haemorrhage mp3, 4.94Mb Heavy bleeding after childbirth can be managed. Severe bleeding (haemorrhage) causes a quarter of the more than 500 000 maternal deaths annually. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the most common type of these often fatal bleedings. But PPH is a largely preventable and manageable complication after childbirth. In this podcast, produced with the support of the EC/ACP/WHO Partnership on Health Millennium Development Goals, Dr Matthews Mathai from WHO/MPS advises pregnant women on what to do when excessive bleeding occurs immediately after childbirth.
Obstetric fistula mp3, 5.30Mb Surgery can cure the women who suffer from this condition. About two million girls and women, suffer from obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula is a hole (fistula) that develops between the vagina and the bladder or the rectum as result, for example, of prolonged labour. In most cases a simple surgery can help the affected women to go back to their normal lives. In this podcast, produced with the support of the EC/ACP/WHO Partnership on Health Millennium Development Goals, Dr Maurice Bucagu from WHO/MPS, explains how obstetric fistula can be treated and prevented.