Saturday, 31 May 2014

FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MATERNAL HEALTH AND MORTALITY



1. It is a priority and an issue of global concern,that is why it states in the Millenium Development Goals No. 5 "Improve Maternal Health".

2. The major direct causes of maternal morbidity and mortality include haemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour.

3. The lack of maternal health care violates women's rights to life life, health, equality and non-discrimination.

4.99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia accounting for 57% and 30% of all deaths respectively.

5. Maternal mortality is a health indicator that shows very wide gaps between rich and poor, both between countries and within countries.


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