PostPartum Haemorrhage (Bleeding after child birth) is a leading cause of maternal deaths in Kenya. KOGS
recommends three medications for effective management under the AMPLI-PPH Project. First up: ‘Tranexamic acid (TXA)’. It stops bleeding by preventing blood clots from breaking down and reduces PPH-related deaths.
- ‘Misoprostol’ is another medication that can be used to prevent and treat PPH. It causes sustained contraction of the uterus, which can help to stop bleeding. Misoprostol is particularly useful in settings where other medications may not be available.
- ‘Heat-stable Carbetocin’ is a medication that helps to prevent PPH by increasing uterine tone. This medication is particularly useful in areas where refrigeration is not readily available. It has been shown to be as effective as oxytocin, in preventing PPH.
KOGS is currently steered by Dr Kireki Omanwa