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Device developed in Liverpool could help thousands of mums who bleed after childbirth

The PPH Butterfly: first aid for bleeding after childbirth New device welcomed by patients and clinicians  A new device developed by doctors from Liverpool could help thousands of women who experience severe bleeding after childbirth. Each year around 50,000 women worldwide die from a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) – around one every ten minutes. In England and Wales, greater access to drugs and immediate medical care means the impacts are usually…

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Invention could save hundreds of thousands of babies’ lives

Andrew Weeks & Kathy Burgoine with the BabySaver Tray in Uganda

Hundreds of thousands of babies’ lives could be saved in developing countries each year thanks to a game-changing invention by a UK doctor in partnership with Ugandan colleagues. The BabySaver, developed by Professor Andrew Weeks, a consultant obstetrician from Liverpool, is a simple plastic unit where babies can be resuscitated without having to separate them from their mothers. It costs under £40 ($50) a fraction of the price of traditional…

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Multi-million boost to help halt new born infections

Hands cupping a newborn baby's foot

A study into reducing new born deaths and infections in developing countries has received a €5.9million (£5.2m/$6.7m) boost today to encourage use of a life-saving hygiene gel made from sugar cane. In sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in 12 children will die before their 5th birthday, with infection the most common cause. The European Developing Countries Trials Partnership announced the grant to prevent newborn infections in Uganda.  The project, led by the…

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