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UCSF Receives Grant to Reduce Maternal Mortality Worldwide

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given UCSF researchers nearly $1.4 million to expand African research trials on an innovative anti-shock garment that aims to reduce maternal deaths in remote areas worldwide.

The trials in Zambia and Zimbabwe will help determine whether early use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment, or NASG, by midwives at primary health care centers can reduce mortality and morbidity among women suffering from obstetric hemorrhage.

To read the full press release, visit the UCSF Web site.

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