Sunday, 1 April 2007

"Too many women are dying giving life" in other countries too

I took the "Too many women die giving life" quote from the UNFPA press release which was specifically about Malawi.

The bad news is that it applies to many other countries and it is only one of the measurements of the state of reproductive health in developing nations: many more women are not dying but are severely affected, according to another press release.

The better news for Pakistan is that Marie Stopes International and the European Commission have funded a Mother and Child Health Centre project to try to reduce the 30,000 deaths during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That is an almost unimaginable number. 80% of the births are home deliveries and most of theses are conducted by untrained midwives.

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