Misoprostol

About the female condom

- the Female condom is currently the only technology that gives women and adolescent girls greater control over protecting themselves from HIV, other STIs and unintended pregnancy

This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised commodity, oxytocin, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for cases of PPH when...

This 16-page summary report discusses findings and insights gained from research conducted by Family Care International on the maternal health advocacy situation in Zambia. It outlines systems for maternal health governance, identifies stakeholders, and analyses opportunities and challenges for maternal health advocacy organisations, including...

This 16-page summary report discusses the findings and insights gained from research conducted by Family Care International on the maternal health advocacy situation in Uganda, and includes information about Uganda’s maternal health policy framework, stakeholders working in maternal health advocacy, and opportunities and challenges for maternal...

In March of 2011, Gynuity Health Projects convened a meeting "to clarify pathways for moving forward in accordance with scientific evidence to foster availability of misoprostol and its use for postpartum hemorrhage indications. This included discussion of what registration means, how it can be optimally pursued, where registration fits in the...

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Launched in February 2013, the Maternal Health Channel is a television and radio series that is part drama, part documentary, and part discussion, designed to improve maternal health in Ghana. Produced by Creative Storm Networks, the project comprises documentaries about real-life stories, studio discussions, bulletins, and special reports. The...

"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those messages are conveyed; especially in modern demand generation initiatives that leverage new...

"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."

This advocacy toolkit provides information about the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (the Commodities Commission), its 13 priority health commodities (items that can prevent and treat many of the leading causes of death in women, infants, and children), and examples of how its 10 recommendations to improve access...

The "I-Kit" is a step-by-step guide to developing communication strategies to increase demand for the 13 under-utilised commodities identified by the United Nations (UN) Commission on Life-Saving Commodities. The commodities span across the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) continuum of care.

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