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Table 3 Types of misoprostol distribution and administration

From: Misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage prevention at home birth: an integrative review of global implementation experience to date

Distribution and administration feature (multiple possible) N of programs (total = 18) % of programs
Distribution timing   
 Any ANC visit (>12 weeks) 4 22.2
 Late pregnancy ANC visit (>28 weeks) 3 16.7
 Late pregnancy home visit  (28–32 weeks) 5 27.8
 At home birth 9 50.0
Distributing cadre   
 CHW1 6 33.3
 TBA 73 38.9
 Health workers2/ANC providers 7 38.9
  Other (family planning field worker, community drug keeper) 2 11.1
Administration method   
 Self 11 61.1
 TBA 8 44.4
 CHW 1 5.6
 SBA4 2 16.7
  1. 1 Includes female community health volunteers in Nepal and community-based lady health workers in Population Council’s Pakistan program.
  2. 2 Includes auxiliary nurse midwives in India.
  3. 3 One program with 99.6% CHW distribution and only 0.4% TBA distribution was considered to be CHW distribution only.
  4. 4 This category also includes two types of semi-skilled health workers: auxiliary nurse midwives in India and community midwives in Kenya.