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  • 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.



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