Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is commonly defined as a blood loss of 500 ml or more within 24 hours after birth, and affects about 5% of all women giving birth around the world. Globally, nearly one quarter of all maternal deaths are associated with PPH, and in most low-income countries it is the main cause of maternal mortality. Projects are available for postgraduate research students to work with the Global Women’s and Newborn’s Health Group on this topic at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. Available projects include: · Use of balloon tamponade for women with refractory PPH in Victoria · Quality of tranexamic acid available for treatment of PPH globally · What is the quality and accuracy of information available on public resources (such as Wikipedia) for the prevention and management of PPH? These projects would allow the successful candidate to gain experience in global maternal and newborn health research, systematic reviews and quantitative and qualitative methodologies, with view to a scientific publication.
postpartum haemorrhage, child birth, maternal deaths
Masters by research
Top-up scholarship funding available