Maternity waiting homes (MWHs) could potentially be used by postnatal women to improve postpartum hemorrrhage (PPH) outcomes by providing women and their guardians or family members information on warning signs for PPH and other maternal and newborn health issues before birth, as recommended by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoH),3,10 and providing a place for high-risk women to stay after delivery before traveling home. This Breakthrough RESEARCH project brief aims to: 1) describe and contextualize structural or procedural factors that influence provider and client behaviors in relation to use of MWHs; and 2) identify opportunities to enhance MWH use and improve MNH outcomes, including PPH.
Breakthrough RESEARCH. 2020. "Bottlenecks and opportunities around the use of maternity waiting homes in Malawi," APPHC Case Study. Washington, DC: Population Council.