HUG project leader Pr Olivier Hartley
Department, division Faculty of Medicine
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More than hundred of thousand women, almost all of them living in developing countries, die each year due to a post-partum bleeding. The main cause is the fragility of the drug of choice (oxytocine) to the tropical heat. A secondary cause is the need to inject this drug, restricting its use to health centers. We found a way to stabilise oxytocine, as well as a means to administer it without injection. We are verifying our methodology.