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

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    K-pop fans are using the same social media tactics they employ to support music stars for social justice activism.

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    What will the maps of Palestine and Israel look like if Israel illegally annexes the Jordan Valley on July 1?