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Launch of Mediprist Product At Sarova Whitesands | Coastweek

Coastweek -- Dr. Marjan S. Ramadhan [left] Simon Mwangi [centre] and Dr. Mutua Chamia, display Mediprist product during launching at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa. PHOTO BY TITUS MUSAU

Marie Stopes Launched Product MedipristTM For Safe Motherhood

Coastweek -- Marie Stopes Kenya launched a new product, MedipristTM (Mifepristone), geared towards safe motherhood, with the primary aim of reducing maternal mortality caused by unsafe abortion.

Statistics in Kenya show that unsafe abortion accounts for approximately 35 per cent of maternal deaths.

The launch saw 100 healthcare providers - gynaecologists, medical officers, clinical officers, pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists- from Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties, come together at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa to engage in discussions around prevention of maternal mortality and unsafe abortion.

The event’s Guest Speaker, Reproductive Health Network Chairperson Dr. John Nyamu walked the participants through the current revision of the Standards and Guidelines for reduction of maternal mortality.

The Panelists, Consultant Obs/ Gyn and member of KOGS Dr. Mutua Chamia, Obs/Gyn- Ministry of Health CPGH Dr. Soita Musimbi, Consultant Obs/ Gyn and member of KOGS Dr. Marjan S. Ramadhan, Provincial Reproductive Health Officer CPGH Dr. Jennifer Othigo and Consultant Obs/ Gyn and member of KOGS Dr. David Kapanga, shared practices and experiences of preventing unsafe abortion in Kenya with the participants.

The arrival of Mediprist in the market is a game changer for providers who wish to prevent unsafe abortion, with a medication solution that is as safe as surgical procedure for their patients.

A registered product, Mediprist is mifepristone, and meets all the quality requirements.

It is available to order at Marie Stopes Kenya, with full training and technical support for providers and their patients.” said Dr Jesse Njunguru, MSK Program Pharmacist and Marie Stopes Kenya staff took place.

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