Being the First to Hold a Baby: Delivering Oxytocin Saves Mothers' Lives in Ghana

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Meet Veronica Finu, midwife at Adawso Health Center in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Labor is her favorite part of her job. To ensure safe delivery for the mothers in her care, she must have quality oxytocin on hand. Oxytocin manages bleeding during and after childbirth, but must be kept cold to maintain its quality. Veronica and other midwives across Ghana depend on the supply chain to deliver the drug and keep it cold.

With support from the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, the Ghana Health Service is innovating its supply chain to maintain and monitor temperature for oxytocin during storage and distribution. Through these efforts, Ghana’s government is making sure health care workers have the supplies they need to save mothers’ lives.



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