Sierra Leone battles maternal mortality

AlJazeera English
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
18 November 2012
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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