Amy Dempsey & Saumya Rama Rao. Task Shifting: The Key to Increasing Access to Essential Maternal Health Services
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'We have seen this be successful in many aspects of sexual and reproductive health. Skilled and traditional birth attendants in Madagascar and Mozambique were able to prevent death from hemorrhage when guidelines were changed to allow them to administer misoprostol. Unintended pregnancies are reduced when midwives can insert contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUD) and when pharmacists can provide contraceptive injections. If frontline health workers such as nurses and midwives can provide these clinical services, then surely they can administer a loading dose of MgSO4 and refer PE/E patients to secondary facilities for further management.'
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