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Modern method can reduce maternal mortality

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19 February, 2019 15:30 PM



Modern method can reduce maternal mortality

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Reproductive health experts said that substantial and sustainable promotion of modern method can ensure safe delivery and reduce maternal mortality.

They asked the field level workforces including midwives and medical officers to render their services with utmost sincerity and honesty to attain the cherished goal.

The observation came at a daylong training workshop for trainers styled “Condom Tamponade- Sayeba’s Method” at the conference hall of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) here yesterday.

DASCOH Foundation organized the workshop in association with the Swiss Red Cross. A large number of post-graduate doctors, medical officers, midwives, nurses and fieldworkers from RMCH and DASCOH took part in the workshop.

Former President of Obstetrics and Gynecology Society of Bangladesh Prof Dr. Sayeba Akhter addressed the workshop as a focal person.

RMCH Director Brig Gen Jamilur Rahman and its Head of Gynecology Department Professor Dr. Shahela Jesmine, DASCOH Chief Executive Officer Akramul Haque and Deputy Director of Department of Family Planning Dr. Kasturi Amina Queen also spoke on the occasion.

Disseminating her expertise, Prof Sayeba Akhter, who is the inventor of the method said she noticed many mothers were dying from excessive bleeding after giving birth.

Death from blood loss – also known as postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)- was the primary cause of the high maternal mortality rate in Bangladesh 30-40 years ago. Many women were also seen taking out their uterus to prevent bleeding following childbirth, denying them the opportunity of having more children in the future.

To mitigate the problem, she was able to discover a simple and cheap solution to stop the bleeding which is now known worldwide as ‘condom catheter tamponade’, or simply ‘Sayeba’s method’.

Prof Akhter urged the participating medical officers and midwives to train their fellow medical officers, midwives, and other field level staffs to deliver PPH management after the best uses of Sayeba’s methods in the grassroots level.


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