Preventative antibiotic given during labor can reduce the risk of sepsis and death
A single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin given during labor can dramatically reduce the risk of sepsis and death among women following childbirth, according to a large multi-country clinical trial, as a UN report warns of “stagnation” in maternal health.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to infections, damaging tissues and organs. It is a leading cause of maternal and newborn deaths worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries….[read more]