Around the world, thousands of women die in child-birth. leaving children with a reduced chance of survival too.
The UN Millenium Development Goals http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ were due to be delivered by 2015 and significant improvements have been seen but maternal mortality Goal 5 remains high, and child mortality Goal 4 is closely linked.
see the 2014 progress report here http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDGReport2014_PR_Global_English.pdf
If you are involved in any activities relating to maternal and child health here in the UK or around the world do please get in touch.
We are looking for ideas on
- access to oxytocin in areas where refrigeration is difficult to achieve,
- magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia: unlicensed indication
- misoprostol for post-partum haemorrhage: unlicensed indication
If you have any knowledge or experience of these treatments do please let me know