Tranexamic acid can prevent postpartum hemorrhage deaths during birth

Developed in the 1960s in Japan, the medicine is cheap, safe and stops bleeding by helping keep naturally forming blood clots intact.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Tranexamic acid injection is used in the treatment of short-term control of bleeding in people suffering from haemophilia.

Every day, more than 800 women die from preventable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 

Around 100,000 women die annually of postpartum haemorrhage.

But some researchers say a third of these deaths can be prevented with an affordable drug. Developed in the 1960s in Japan, tranexamic acid is cheap, safe and stops bleeding by helping keep naturally forming blood clots intact.

TRT World's Ben Said reports.

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TRTWorld and agencies