Why is Africa Plagued with Maternal Mortality?

There's a great blog post on RH Reality Check today about maternal mortality in Africa: On Maternal Mortality, Why Africa Falls So Far Behind. In the post, Edna Adan Ismail lists some of the reasons why African women die in pregnancy and childbirth: nutrition, education, high fertility, female genital mutilation, improper care at delivery and inadequate health facilities. To learn more about these issues, click here.

Originally printed in On the Issues magazine.

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