Maternal death rate scars Sub-Saharan Africa

Shortage of adequate medical facilities and blood donations blamed for high death rate of mothers during child birth.

    The World Health Organisation is asking more people to donate blood to help mothers during child birth.

    About 800 women die everyday around the world from childbirth and pregnancy complications.

    The highest number of deaths is in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 510 in every 100,000 births results in the death of the mother.

    Al Jazeera's Anna Cavell reports from Juba, South Sudan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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