Advanced Distribution of Misoprostol for Self-Administration

Misoprostol is a medication used to reduce postpartum hemorrhage. It has become an important tool in the fight against maternal mortality.This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to improve and expand misoprostol distribution programs alongside lessons from the field.

This implementation guide is written under the premise that users are operating in countries where misoprostol programs are already underway or are planned.

The guide is structured in four parts:

  1. Background: providing the evidence for advance distribution for self-administration
  2. Program Expansion:which includes a checklist and three phases of planning and implementation activities
  3. Lessons from the Field: sharing possible program implementation pitfalls and solutions, as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers
  4. Annexes:useful resources for program expansion, including key counseling messages for patients and their families

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English