Nearly one-quarter of all maternal deaths are associated with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) globally [1]. PPH remains the leading cause of maternal death in most low-income countries. Additional research is needed to better understand the prevention and treatment options for PPH in these settings. In response to the challenge of maternal mortality from PPH, USAID has made a one-time catalytic investment in Malawi and Madagascar collectively referred to as Advancements in Postpartum Hemorrhage Care (APPHC).

Learn more about Advancements in Postpartum Hemorrhage Care below:

Improving woman-centered care with Implementation Science

The APPHC Partnership employs an implementation science approach to advance USAID’s efforts to:

  • Leverage global-to-local partnership capacity;
  • Support national research priority development;
  • Facilitate country-led research capacity development; and
  • Anticipate knowledge management needs and opportunities.

APPHC is intended to inform the design and implementation of more effective strategies and interventions to advance PPH prevention and treatment.


*Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services Sustained (ACCESS) and Organized Network of Services for Everyone (ONSE) are implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

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