Women are instructed to purchase and bring supplies

Hand holds a list of supplies in foreground while women in background listen

A midwife at a health center in Nigeria reads a list of essential supplies and medicines that pregnant women must purchase and bring to the center when they are ready to give birth. Oxytocin, which is used to prevent and treat excessive bleeding after childbirth, is included on the list because the center has been out of stock for months. Photo: PATH/Evelyn Hockstein.

Published September 20, 2012
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