Indonesia battles maternal deaths

Many women give birth in the care of unqualified midwives.

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    Indonesia has made progress in reducing the number of deaths of newborn babies and mothers, but it still has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world.

    Many poor women have limited access to health care and they end up giving birth at the hands of unqualified midwives.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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