This International Day of the Midwife, we're taking you on a journey through the supply chain for oxytocin, a critical commodity used by midwives to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage. In Ghana, the GHSC-PSM project has partnered with the government to ensure oxytocin is available to midwives in facilities across the country, is kept cold throughout the supply chain, and that its quality is guaranteed down to point of injection.
Hear from Veronica, a midwife at Adawso Health Center in Eastern Region, Ghana, on why oxytocin is so critical to have on hand:
Veronica relies on the supply chain, and more specifically a cold chain, to get a regular supply of oxytocin into her small facility's fridge, ready to use. So what happens before that? Regional Medical Stores manager, Solomon is here to explain:
The GHSC-PSM project has reliable partners in Ghana who have paved the way for these initiatives, and are committed to keeping mothers safe. Advocates for women's health within the government are critical to the success of health systems everywhere. Hear from Drs. Alberta and Patrick on why this work is so important:
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