New agreement will help save mothers’ lives in low-income countries

New agreement will help save mothers’ lives in low-income countries
A pregnant woman with during a visit outside Karambi mosque, Uganda, February 2013. ©UNICEF/Silibani

An agreement announced today will reduce the achievable cost per use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) by over 75 percent and expand access to this innovative new product, which has been shown to safely and effectively reduce mortality due to post-partum hemorrhage, a leading cause of the nearly 290,000 maternal deaths reported annually around the world. The agreement represents a partnership between the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc., the Safe Motherhood Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Blue Fuzion Group, which supplies the product – the LifewrapTM NASG.

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