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FP Examines Nepal’s National Program To Increase Institutional Deliveries, Access To Misoprostol

Foreign Policy: Nepal’s Renegade Strategy to Save Mothers
“…When Nepal launched its own pilot misoprostol program in 2005, home births accounted for more than 80 percent of all deliveries. … When the program started, fewer than 18 percent of births were institutional deliveries. Now, a decade on, an estimated 55 percent of births take place in a facility. And where postpartum hemorrhage was once the leading cause of maternal deaths in Nepal, it has fallen to number two…” (Adams, 5/15).

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