Focus: 5 districts

Donor: USAID

To combat the problem of maternal mortality, the Ministry of Health and Population and Family Health Division concurred to pilot a project in 5 selected districts (Bardia, Banke, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi and Chitwan) where the efficacy of misoprostol in preventing postpartum hemorrhage would be studied. The Family Health Division decided to market the misoprostol as Matri Surakcha Chhaki. NFCC was responsible for developing the training manual, conducting trainings and orientations, forming crucial Community Change Agents and finally, conducting monitoring and supervision to ensure proper use of misoprostol.

Project Duration: 2008-2009