Maternal death rates in South Sudan one of world's highest | South Sudan News | Al Jazeera

Maternal death rates in South Sudan one of world's highest

There are very few maternal healthcare clinics left in a country that has been torn by five years of civil war, and many of the existing facilities are poorly equipped.

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    South Sudan has one of the world's highest rates of women dying in childbirth.

    And many of those who survive suffer painful injuries with long-lasting effects, that are entirely preventable.

    But after five years of war, medical facilities and treatment are in short supply.

    Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from Juba.


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