KMET Facilitates a Sensitization Meeting for Kenya Obstetrical and Gyneocological Society (KOGS)


Maternal mortality rate is still high in sub-Saharan Africa despite the struggle to reduce the mortality rate. In 2016, about 9620 mothers died at child-birth hence translating to 26 deaths per day.
According to Professor Khama Rogo, the role of the Gynecologists in reducing maternal death is second to the role of God in helping the same woman and thus all innovations identified to cub maternal deaths must first be embraced with them. Speaking at the Kenya obstetrical and gynaecological Society (KOGS) sensitization meeting facilitated by KMET, professor Rogo stressed that achieving the ambitious target to end maternal and child death is everyone’s responsibility.
The meeting which draws obstetricians and gynaecologists from Western Kenya and had a major aim of sensitizing the participants on the use of ESM-UBT, a low cost, safe and easy-to-use package effective in saving women with uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). See more http://bit.ly/2wohhHH
With the use of UBT in health facilities, many lives have been saved in many counties and even beyond Africa.
KMET’s executive director Monica Oguttu in her presentation said, that early use of UBT is a way of limiting ongoing uterine blood loss while initiating other measures, and can be readily implemented by health providers with comprehensive training. It can be a life-saving intervention, especially in low-resource settings where blood transfusion and surgical facilities may not be available.
Massachusetts General Hospital in partnership with KMET, have successfully introduced ESM-UBT in KENYA and other countries like South Sudan, Sierra Leon, Tanzania, Ghana, and Nepal. The UBT package is clinically safe and promising. In Kenya, Garissa County has fully embrace the use of ESM-UBT through the help of Ministry of Health (MOH) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGqcRNz0SBY