Advancing Postpartum Hemorrhage Care (APPHC)

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). Click here for an overview of our APPHC Portfolio.

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Improving woman-centered care with Implementation Science

APPHC is intended to inform the design and implementation of more effective strategies and interventions to advance PPH prevention and treatment.  It is led by two global-level USAID implementation research projects – Breakthrough RESEARCH and the Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) – in collaboration with USAID missions and their respective country-level bilateral projects ACCESS (Madagascar) and ONSE (Malawi)*.  The APPHC Partnership was established in 2019 and will implement activities throughout 2020.


*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).