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Uganda sued over maternal deaths
Activists file lawsuit in court regarding cases of women who died while giving birth unattended in hospitals.
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 08:39

A coalition of activists has taken the Ugandan government to court in a landmark lawsuit regarding the cases of two women who bled to death unattended while giving birth in hospitals.

The activists argued that the women's rights to life and to maternal healthcare have been violated.

They also said that the negligence of the authorities causes thousands of women to die in childbirth every year.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports.

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