Low-cost Drug Could Save Thousands of Mothers' Lives Across Developing World

April 26, 2017 02:43 PM
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A new study says a low-cost and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth. The global trial of more than 20,000 women also found the drug reduced the need for urgent surgery to control bleeding, such as a hysterectomy, by more than one-third. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from London.