NASG Africa partner VIA Global Health will be hosting NASG expert, Miss Sthandwa Mnqayi, on Thursday 14th March at 3pm South Africa Standard Time for a panel discussion about her experience with the Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment in the pilot of the device in KZN District, South Africa.
The expert panel discussion will take place live online from the VIA Global Health exhibit at the 38th Annual Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference in Western Cape, South Africa, where she will be keynoting the session titled “Early lessons learned from the use of Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) in Kwazulu-Natal Region 4”.
Miss Sthandwa Mnqayi is a Specialist Midwife in the District Clinical Specialist Team at King Cetshwayo District in KZN and holds a Master of Public Health degree.
The Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment is designed to treat Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), excessive bleeding following delivery of a baby, the most common cause of maternal death worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa it is the leading cause of maternal mortality. About 20% of women experience some form of postpartum haemorrhage following birth. Since 2002, non-pneumatic anti-shock garment has been used in dozens of countries to save the lives of thousands of women, from the United States to South Africa. Across numerous clinical trials and pilots projects, the NASG has demonstrated a 40 to 80% reduction in maternal mortality in low to middle income countries.