South Africa: Clinic Shows How to Cut Maternal Deaths
A maternal obstetric unit in Cape Town has not recorded a single maternal death from April 2011 to May this year with the help of a Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission programme designed by the WHO.
A midwife attends to an expectant mother (file photo).
United Nations Children's Fund, 13 June 2012
Since 1990, annual maternal deaths have declined by almost one half and the deaths of young children have declined from 12 million to 7.6 million in 2010.read more »
Health-e, 11 June 2012
The lack of proper sanitation, poor access to health services, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS are all contributing factors to early childhood deaths. Maternal deaths are also... read more »
South Africa: KwaZulu- Natal, Tackles Maternal Deaths
BuaNews, 7 June 2012
In an effort to reduce maternal deaths and strengthen mother and child health in KwaZulu- Natal, the provincial Health Department is developing centres of excellence for mother and... read more »
Human Rights Watch, 4 May 2012
South Africa's new campaign to reduce maternal mortality is an important step to address a serious problem, but accountability will be the key to making it work, Human Rights Watch... read more »
A lack of accountability for problems in health care and abuses committed by staff contribute to substandard care and undermines the country's goal to reduce its maternal death ... Read more »