Critical birth drug mired in Nigeria
During the WOMAN trial, tranexamic acid was provided for free to participating clinics.
“He learned about the WOMAN Trial on Twitter, of all places,” says Shakur-Still.But it’s not just a question of awareness.
Tranexamic acid works by inhibiting the enzymes that usually break down blood clots, which slows bleeding.
In Nigeria the drug costs between 1,000 and 1,550 Naira (£2.14 - £3.31) per ampoule.
“Very importantly we need to address the issue of out-of-pocket payment,” Fawole says .In the meantime, a new spotlight is about to be placed on tranexamic acid.