Funding boost for north-east project

By Lori Reid

Published: 12/01/2010

RESEARCHERS in Aberdeen have been awarded more than £300,000 to help tackle the threat of infection for women in underdeveloped countries after childbirth.

Infection is the second most common cause of death of women in Asia and Africa, accounting for up to 15% of maternal mortalities.

A team from Aberdeen University’s Immpact project, a worldwide initiative to help pregnant women in developing countries, has been awarded £302,000 by American funding body The MacArthur Foundation to carry out two projects to help tackle the problem.

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