India's maternal mortality problem | News | Al Jazeera

India's maternal mortality problem

About 70,000 women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications each year.

    Giving birth should be a time of celebration, but for more than half a million women across the world it brings death.

    In India, about 70,000 women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications each year. The majority of maternal deaths are preventable with basic healthcare, but the problem is made worse by widespread poverty.

    Prerna Suri reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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