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MANDATE Analyses of Impact of Tranexamic Acid on Reducing Maternal Mortality

Tranexamic acid, a drug to reduce bleeding during surgical cases including postpartum bleeding, is potentially suitable for community settings. Using the MANDATE model, we sought to determine the impact of tranexamic acid on PPH-related maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The analyses point to the importance of preventive and treatment interventions compatible with home and clinic use, especially for sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of births occur at home or community health clinics. Given its feasibility to be given in the home, tranexamic acid has potential to save many lives.

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The 2014 'Countdown to 2015' Report

Today, at the Partners' Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, the most recent 'Countdown to 2015' report was released. The new report includes profiles all of the 75 'Countdown' countries and their progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Assessment of the data used to support decision-making in maternal and child health is also included.

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USAID Global Health Programs Progress Report

USAID Global Health Programs released its annual progress report today. The agency's report highlights its work in ending preventable maternal and child deaths, including scale up of low-cost lifesaving innovations.

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WHO Compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings

The World Health Organization recently published its annual series of medical innovations that aim to improve the health outcomes of populations in low-resource settings.

The WHO also announced the call for applications for the 2014 Compendium:


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Grand Challenges Canada funds 65 new MNH projects

In advance of the Canadian world health summit on maternal and newborn health at the end of this month, Grand Challenges Canada announced new investments in global projects that aim to improve the health of mothers, newborns and children in low-resource settings. The projects include innovations to improve survival through nutrition, water and sanitation, and mobile technology.

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