Over 1,000 women die each year in Kenya due to bleeding after childbirth, over 300 of these women would live if Tranexamic acid was used within 3 hours from when bleeding starts. It’s not a magic bullet – but it is extremely useful.
Tag Archives: maternal health
But while more midwifery research is required, there are small things can be done to make childbirth easier for women. Childbirth need not be undignified.
The people failed most by the lack of C-sections are babies. In Kenya about 13,600 babies die every year as a result of birth trauma and birth asphyxia – lives that would be saved by a C-section performed on time.
I find those small little articles on the margins of papers very interesting…especially because that is where juicy health pieces tend to hide. This Saturday (29th March 2014) had this little piece.