Globally, the leading cause of maternal death is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). In the absence of a skilled birth attendant, the World Health Organization recommends that a uterotonic drug, preferably oxytocin, be given to prevent PPH. This fact sheet describes how oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system is one of the tools that programs in Latin America can use to expand access to oxytocin for prevention and treatment of PPH.

Corporate author(s): PATH

Publication date: September 2011

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