Priority Medicines for Europe and the World 2013 Update. Background Paper 6 - Priority Diseases and Reasons for Inclusion. BP 6.16 - Postpartum Haemorrhage
(2013; 35 pages)

Abstract

This paper is an update of the 2004 background paper on postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) (http://archives.who.int/prioritymeds/report/index.htm) for the Priority Medicines for Europe and the World report. The paper discusses causes and the burden of PPH, assesses the current treatment options available for PPH as well as the treatments under development, and makes recommendations on future research opportunities. This revised paper serves as a background paper on PPH for the second edition of the Priority Medicines for Europe and the World Report of 2013. While maternal mortality accounted for about 287 000 deaths in 2010, these deaths disproportionately impact the life and health of the affected families.

 
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