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This 50 year-old drug can tackle the leading cause of maternal death

99% of deaths from childbirth occur in low- and middle-income countries. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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Hospital staff member Sehar Kanwal gives a dose of tranexamic acid to a patient suffering from postpartum haemorrhaging in the labour room at Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi.
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Nurses clean twin babies minutes after their delivery in Adeoyo maternity hospital, Ibadan.
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Dr Nike Bello, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at University College Hospital, Ibadan. She was a co-investigator for the WOMAN trial.
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Professor Oladapo Olayemi outside the antenatal ward at University College Hospital, Ibadan.
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