Widely-available treatment could save lives of mothers in India


By Drew McLachlan A widely available and affordable drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death following childbirth, according to new research. Post-partum haemorrhage remains the leading cause of maternal death across the world and is especially prevalent in much of Asia and Africa. Each year, more than 100,000 women globally die from the condition. In India alone, 174 of every 100,000 live childbirths results in maternal mortality, with post-partum haemorrhage being the single leading cause, according to the World Health Organisation. But a recent global trial, which took place in 193…

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