How can we stop women bleeding to death in childbirth? WOMAN Trial panel event and Blood Clock launch

Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT
Time and date: 17.30 – 20.00 on Thursday 9 November 2017

 

Please join us for this special event hosted by the WOMAN Trial and the School’s MARCH Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health. The evening will address the leading single cause of maternal deaths around the world – severe bleeding after childbirth (postpartum haemorrhage). The event will include speakers, a panel discussion and the launch of the ‘Blood Clock’ art installation. Leading experts in maternal health from the UK, Pakistan and Nigeria will discuss this major health issue which kills around 100,000 women globally each year, meaning thousands of children grow up without a mother.

Hear from members of the WOMAN Trial collaboration who found that a simple drug called tranexamic acid could reduce deaths from bleeding after childbirth by a third if given to women within three hours, and discuss what needs to happen next to ensure these findings save lives.

The evening will include a drinks reception to launch the Blood Clock, a symbolic art installation created by consultant obstetrician Graham Tydeman.

This event is free but registration is required.

For queries about the event please contact events@lshtm.ac.uk

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