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Research Article

Effect on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Oxytocin (10 IU) by Injection by Community Health Officers in Ghana: A Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial

  • Cynthia K. Stanton mail,

    cstanton@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Samuel Newton,

    Affiliation: Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana

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  • Luke C. Mullany,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Patience Cofie,

    Affiliation: PATH, Ghana, Accra, Ghana

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  • Charlotte Tawiah Agyemang,

    Affiliation: Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana

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  • Edward Adiibokah,

    Affiliation: Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana

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  • Seeba Amenga-Etego,

    Affiliation: Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana

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  • Niamh Darcy,

    Affiliation: Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Sadaf Khan,

    Affiliation: PATH, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Deborah Armbruster,

    Affiliation: United States Agency for International Development, Washington (DC), United States of America

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  • John Gyapong,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

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  • Seth Owusu-Agyei

    Affiliation: Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana

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  • Published: October 01, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001524
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Cynthia K. Stanton, Luke C. Mullany
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Samuel Newton, Charlotte Tawiah Agyemang, Edward Adiibokah, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Seth Owusu-Agyei
Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Ghana
Patience Cofie
PATH, Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Niamh Darcy
Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina, United States of America
Sadaf Khan
PATH, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Deborah Armbruster
United States Agency for International Development, Washington (DC), United States of America
John Gyapong
School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Corresponding Author

Email: cstanton@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CS LM SN DA JG PC SO. Analyzed the data: LM CS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CS SN LM PC CA EA SA ND SK DA JG SO. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CS SN LM PC CA EA SA ND SK DA JG SO. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CS SN LM PC CA EA SA ND SK DA JG SO.