MaternaWell Tray

Early detection of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) saves lives.

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading direct cause of maternal death worldwide and is responsible for over 3 million disability-adjusted life years (DALY) globally every year. However, up to 93% of PPH cases are considered preventable. We have developed a mother-centric, affordable, and easy-to-use blood loss monitoring device (BLMD) to accurately and quickly detect PPH after childbirth and reduce critical time to treatment.

How the MaternaWell Tray equalizes health outcomes


Locally-led. Original concept developed by Dr. Justus Hofmeyr, an OBGYN from Southern Africa specializing in PPH.

Fast. Constantly provides real-time estimator of blood loss, resulting in prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Accurate. Objectively estimates blood loss leaving no room for subjective errors.

Mother-centered. Honours the mother’s dignity by providing a comfortable, clean birthing process.

Sustainable. Designed to be environmentally-friendly and reusable.

Affordable. Made from safe yet, inexpensive material.

Globally-relevant. Low and middle income countries, especially Africa and South Asia, have the largest burden from PPH, but even well-developed high-income countries do not have PPH under control.