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AFRICA: UNFPA Head Stresses Need to Improve Maternal Health

AllAfrica on 21 January published an op-ed by UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin urging the improvement of maternal health in Africa. He states, "while Africa has only 14 per cent of the world's population, it accounts for well over half of all maternal deaths worldwide – deaths which are overwhelmingly avoidable. For it is not untreatable diseases but the lack of access to family planning, basic care around childbirth, skilled attendance, health checks and advice in pregnancy which are the main reasons for this loss of human lives." Read in English: AllAfrica

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