Maternal Mortality and morbidity on the African continent.

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the African continent

Mothers in Sub-Sahara Africa are more likely to deliver their babies in resource-poor environment and therefore more prone to “severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM)” or ‘’near miss” than mothers from any other region of the world. Globally, there were an estimated 287 000 maternal deaths in 2010, yielding a maternal mortality rate MMR of 210 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births. The range of uncertainty indicates that the true total number of maternal deaths could possibly be as low as 230 000 and as high as 398 000; similarly, the global MMR ranges from 170 to 300 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births.



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1. Our Maternal Health Policy

2. Why Maternal Health

3. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity on the African continent

4. Perinatal Mortality on the African continent

5. Trends in mat mort 1990 - 2013

6. WHO KSK maternal mortality

7. WHO on perinatal mortality 2006

8. WHO standarsds for maternal and neonatal care

9. World health statistics 2014

8. WHO standarsds for maternal and neonatal care

9. World health statistics 2014