Non-pneumatic anti-shock garment product profile

Information profiling the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG), used to stabilize women during obstetric haemorrhage.

A woman lies on a stretcher wearing the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG), a low-cost first-aid device that limits post-partum hemorrhaging.
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Approximately 830 women die a day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, representing 303,000 a year, of which 99 per cent occur in low- and middle-income countries. UNICEF provides information profiling the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG), used to stabilize women during obstetric haemorrhage. It profiles the product and highlights information on how it can effectively contribute to reducing maternal mortality, as well as the challenges faced by countries to adopt the product.

UNICEF is working jointly with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to support countries to introduce the NASG into their maternal health programmes targeting postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and scale up its adoption and use.

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