Global Women’s Health
CRWG has established a firm global footprint in women’s health. Our global research focuses on reducing maternal mortality and morbidity through the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in low-resource settings. Projects have included a study to compare two dosing strategies for use of misoprostol to prevent PPH in community-level births in rural India, operations research to implement misoprostol distribution in Ghana, and initiatives to improve maternal health among Maori women of New Zealand. CRWG has also collaborated in the development of tools, like a blood collection drape, to aid in the recognition of PPH in low-resource settings. The PPH research has encouraged ministries of health to work on policies to better improve the lives of women.