An old drug will gain a new use in Nigeria this week when misoprostol will be distributed for prevention and control of post-partum hemorrhage, the life-threatening bleeding after childbirth that commonly occurs in developing countries.
Our non-profit organization, Venture Strategies for Health and Development, worked with UC Berkeley's School of Public Health to help Nigerian colleagues obtain the world's first regulatory approval of misoprostol for controlling postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal death.
UC Berkeley issued a press release which was picked up by several news agencies. Please visit our web site to read the full story (link below).
We have obtained the lowest prices in the world from high quality manufacturers in China and Egypt and are helping to facilitate the type of South-South trade established in Nigeria with other countries in Africa and the Middle East, at their request.
If you would like to read more about our misoprostol projects and related publications, we invite you to see our web site (link below).
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