Sierra Leone battles maternal mortality



Author:
AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
18 November 2012
Tags:
Sierra Leone, Health and Medicine

In Sierra Leone, one in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth. This is one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Only Somalia and Chad come higher. That means a woman giving birth in Sierra Leone is more than 200 times more likely to bleed to death after giving birth than a woman living in Sweden.

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