Health facility-based Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor: findings from a national survey in Tanzania

@article{Mfinanga2009HealthFA,
  title={Health facility-based Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor: findings from a national survey in Tanzania},
  author={Godfrey S. Mfinanga and Godfather Dickson Kimaro and Esther S. Ngadaya and Siriel Massawe and Rugola Mtandu and Elizabeth H. Shayo and Amos M. Kahwa and Ominde Achola and Alice Mutungi and Rod Knight and D. Armbruster and David M. Sintasath and Andrew Yona Kitua and Cynthia K. Stanton},
  journal={Health Research Policy and Systems},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={6 - 6}
}
BACKGROUND Hemorrhage is the leading cause of obstetric mortality. Studies show that Active Management of Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) reduces Post Partum Hemorrhage (PPH). This study describes the practice of AMTSL and barriers to its effective use in Tanzania. METHODS A nationally-representative sample of 251 facility-based vaginal deliveries was observed for the AMTSL practice. Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG), the Essential Drug List and medical and midwifery school curricula were… CONTINUE READING