DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT MATERNAL HEALTH?













By Rita Field-Marsham


AFRICAN MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION FACTS:





1. each year 1.5 million african children are left without a mother because she dies trying to give birth to another baby.
2. in sub-saharan africa, 280,000 mothers a year die because they lack simple, affordable and accessable health care.
3. with trained midwives and accessible health centres, 80% of mothers who die each year across africa would survive.
4. 1 in 16 mothers in africa risk dying in child birth compared to 1 in 30,000 in north america. the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) says this is the biggest health inequaliry in the world today!