Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Mother's Anguish in Sierra Leone

[image from Washington Post article]

The Washington Post examines high maternal and infant mortality rates in Sierra Leone as the country has one of the highest fertility rates in the world.

Sierra Leone has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
1 in 8 mothers has a chance of dying from childbirth. In contrast, women in the US have a 1 in 4,800 lifetime chance of dying from childbirth.

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