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Gates Foundation Blog Post Discusses 3 Methods To Reduce Maternal Deaths Due To Bleeding After Birth

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: India can reduce maternal deaths
Jerker Liljestrand, senior program officer with the Gates Foundation’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health team, and Nachiket Mor, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country Office, highlight three methods to reduce maternal deaths due to bleeding after birth, including a water-filled “balloon tamponade,” the drug tranexamic acid (TXA), and a non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG). The authors write, “Using a combination of these methods, India, and many other countries, in the next five years can substantially reduce maternal deaths due to bleeding after birth, even as they continue to work towards building better health systems” (7/9).