Tag: Maternal Mortality

Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

A Chadian proverb states, “A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave.” Sadly, this harrowing statement is not far from the truth.  By day’s end, more than 1,000 women will have died from a pregnancy or childbirth related complication. In the developing world, where 99% of maternal deaths occur, fertility and fatality are intimately acquainted. For an Asian or African woman, giving life is the most deadly act she can perform. More disturbing still is that these deaths are nearly always preventable. Bleeding, bacterial infections, obstructed labor and unsafe abortions are the major killers of poor women.

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Midwives a Potential Fulfillment of Ghana’s CARMMA?

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Midwives a Potential Fulfillment of Ghana’s CARMMA?

By Beth Kinsella Maternal & Child Health Columnist The launching of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortaility in Africa  (CARMMA) in the Eastern Region of Ghana by First Lady Ernestina Naadu Mills on September 30, 2011 marks a decisive step toward improving maternal health in the country.  The lifetime risk of maternal mortality in […]

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