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Updated WHO Recommendation on Tranexamic Acid for the Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage

Publish Date: October 2017
Author: MCSP, WHO

This summary brief highlights key messages from the updated World Health Organization’s recommendation on tranexamic acid (TXA) for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), including policy and program implications for translating the TXA recommendation into action at the country level. In 2012, WHO published recommendations for the prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage, including a recommendation on the use of TXA for treatment of PPH. The 2017 updated WHO Recommendation on TXA is based on new evidence on use of TXA for treatment of PPH.  This summary brief is intended for policy-makers, programme managers, educators and providers.

The original document is in Letter, but is also available in A4.

Translated versions are also available in: French (Letter and A4), Spanish (Letter and A4), and Portuguese (Letter and A4).