A community health officer pays a visit to a mother

A young mother sits on a bench with her baby on her lap. A young health worker sits beside her.

Dianna Peter receives a follow-up visit from Hannah Abundu, a community health officer with PATH’s Oxytocin Initiative trained to administer oxytocin in a preloaded, autodisable injection device to prevent excessive bleeding—the leading cause of maternal death in Ghana. With oxytocin, Dianna successfully gave birth to a baby girl in her home in central Ghana. Photo: PATH/Evelyn Hockstein.

Published September 20, 2012
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