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Effect of community-based distribution of misoprostol on facility delivery: a scoping review

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Community distribution of misoprostol to pregnant women in advance of labor is one of the compelling strategies for preventing postpartum hemorrhage. Concerns have been reported that misoprostol distribution could reduce facility delivery or lead to misuse of the medication.

This scoping review was conducted to synthesize the evidence on the effect of community-based misoprostol distribution on rates of facility delivery, and to assess the frequency of mothers taking distributed misoprostol before delivery, and any harmful outcomes of such misuse.

Authors: Gizachew Tadele Tiruneh, Bereket Yakob, Wubegzier Mekonnen Ayele, Muluneh Yigzaw, Meselech Assegid Roro, Araya Abrha Medhanyi, Etenesh Gebreyohannes Hailu, Yibeltal Tebekaw Bayou

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