Maternal death

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 9th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Years after the end of South Sudan’s war with Sudan, the country’s women still find themselves on the front line – this time, battling abuse, child marriage, and a dowry system that commodifies them from birth. According to an assessment of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Su...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 19th, 2012
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A rising proportion of abortions worldwide are putting women’s health at risk, researchers say. The World Health Organization study suggests global abortion rates are steady, at 28 per 1,000 women a year. However, the proportion of the total carried out without trained clinical help rose from 4...
By benim
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Aug 8th, 2011
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She waited 1 1/2 hours at the hospital, only to see a nurse who yelled that she was “lying about being in labor.” Three hours later, her baby was born dead. Another woman gave birth on the street, steps away from a clinic that twice turned her away, saying her time had not come. Several [...
By benim
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Oct 25th, 2010
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The Kenyan Government is stepping up efforts to reduce maternal mortality in the country. The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation recently launched the National Road Map Strategic Plan for this purpose. The country has already made some advances in cutting down infant mortality. According to exp...