In 2012, the Public Health Institute and Ipas conducted an operations research study, providing small grants to 28 community-based organizations in Kenya and Tanzania to disseminate information on the correct use of misoprostol for both abortion and postpartum hemorrhage. These groups were connected to pharmacies selling misoprostol. The primary outcomes of the intervention were reports from the community-based organizations regarding the health education strategies that they had developed and implemented to educate their communities.


Facilitating women’s access to misoprostol through community-based advocacy in Kenya and Tanzania Coeytaux, Francine et al. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics , Volume 125 , Issue 1 , 53 - 55