Sierra Leone battles maternal mortality

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers some of the highest rates of maternal deaths in the world.

    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.

    But a new strategy being implemented in a remote area of the country has reduced the number of deaths by 61 per cent.

    Al Jazeera's Ama Boateng has the details.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

    What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

    Analysts say that the recent covert ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia are due to a new regional paradigm.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.