July 18, 2019
Maternal death is one of the priority issues in Zambia. In 2015, 224 mothers died per 100,000 live births. Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the main causes of maternal mortality. It is accompanied by bleeding among normal deliveries; however, PPH is generally defined as "blood loss of 500ml or more occurring within 24 hours after delivery". Maternal death is most likely to occur within 24 hours after delivery. Many of those cases can be prevented by managing uterine contractions at the appropriate time during delivery. It is recognised that atomic bleeding is the most common cause of massive bleeding.