Philippines seeks to curb maternal mortality

For every 100,000 live births, more than 200 mothers die due to lack of reproductive health resources.

    The Philippines has one of the fastest-growing populations in Asia. But according to a recent report by Save the Children, it is also one of the worst places to be a mother.

    For every 100,000 live births, more than 200 mothers die from preventable and curable complications during childbirth.

    A new law permitting contraception could reduce the number of births if it survives a court challenge and is implemented.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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