Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Commonly used drug may be key to stopping thousands of mothers dying

Friday, November 10, 2017

Roughly every six minutes, a woman somewhere in the world bleeds to death in child birth. But a new medical trial shows that there is a way of combating the problem.
 
The trial has found that a simple drug called tranexamic acid, a blood clot stabiliser first discovered in Japan in the 1950s, could cut deaths from bleeding by a third if given to women within three hours.
 

Maternal Health: Saraki’s wife advocates data collection for better health care system

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki has advocated for better health and gender data collection to allow families and health professionals track the progress of a pregnancy, register birth and record immunisation and health information.
Mrs Saraki, who is the founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), made the advocacy in a keynote address she delivered at the Cambridge-Africa day hosted by the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College, United Kingdom.