APPROXIMATELY every two minutes, a woman dies during pregnancy or child birth. However, most of the causes of maternal deaths are highly preventable. In Zambia alone, there are an estimated 600,000 births, with about 2,600 maternal deaths and about 20,200 infant mortalities. According to the Saving Mothers, Giving Life website, maternal and newborn deaths are largely preventable and are indicative of inaccessible and poor-quality health care facilities, inadequacies of the health system, and low demand for and utilisation of maternal and newborn health services. [Read More]
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