Saving a woman’s life costs less than the price of a postage stamp.

Having a baby should be a wonderful and life changing occasion. However the story for many women in Sub Saharan Africa is something quite unbelievable. Women should not be dying in childbirth. Nearly all Maternal deaths in Sub Saharan Africa are preventable.

Life for African Mothers

 

Around 180,000 women die every year from eclampsia (seizures). A drug called Magnesium Sulphate will, with 3 -5 doses alleviate this situation. Each dose costs £1. Less than £5 can save the life of a mother and her baby.

Post partum haemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in Africa. A drug called Misoprostol is used to stop the bleeding. Each dose costs 15p, three doses are needed to stop the bleeding. It costs 45p to save a woman from bleeding to death.

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