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.
  • South Africa:  Clinic Shows How to Cut Maternal Deaths, 6 July 2012

    In a country where deaths from pregnancy and childbirth have been rising - more than four-fold in a decade, according to reports - not a single maternal death was recorded at a ... read more »

A midwife attends to an expectant mother (file photo).

  • Africa:  Fewer Maternal and Child Deaths but Too Many Women and Children Still Dying

    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 »

  • Africa:  The Causes of Maternal and Child Deaths

    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 »

  • South Africa:  Chance to Cut Maternal Deaths - Campaign Has Potential, Needs Strong Monitoring

    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 »