Nigerian Health Minister To Support the WOMAN-trial

Nigeria’s health minister, Professor Isaac Adewale has said that deaths of women due to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), a severe form of bleeding after childbirth, was a huge problem in Nigeria and that he will promote the use of tranexamic acid to reduce these deaths.

“This drug is not new in Nigeria, but now we want to make it popular having seen from trials on it that it has a good effect on stopping excessive bleeding during childbirth…”

Professor Isaac Adewale (Nigerian Health Minister)

The comments were made at a meeting with WOMAN trial investigators Haleema Shakur, Ian Roberts, and Eni Balogun from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Tranexamic acid is safe, effective but importantly is also heat-stable and inexpensive they informed the minister.

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