February 2018-

OWWH would like to thank Cook Medical for their extremely generous donation of 100 Bakri Postpartum Hemorrhage Balloons to our Maternity Ward at Holy Spirit Hospital. The Bakri Balloon is an amazingly  effective device used to treat postpartum hemorrhages, the leading cause of maternal mortality in Sierra Leone. It is especially suited for use in a setting with limited access to uterotonic medications and blood banking. We are so pleased to report that during our most recent trip to our Maternity Ward, we just conducted extensive training in the use of the Bakri Balloon with all of our midwives and nurses as well as with the students of the Midwifery School of Makeni. Thank you Cook Medical!

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