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SOS: Pregnant Women Need More Care in Somalia
« on: December 13, 2010, 05:01:34 PM »
11/12/2010 - Maternal mortality rates in Somalia are much too high. In order to improve maternal and child health, women must be able to better access medical care.
The state of maternal health in Somalia is among the worst—and most difficult to assess—in the world.  In this country where women and children are the most vulnerable to death and disease, the maternal mortality rate is 1,600 per 100,000 live births. This rate has actually increased since the early part of the decade, according to information recorded by UNICEF.

Somalia has been engulfed by civil war since 1991, when former President Siad Barr was ousted by various clans. Since the beginning of 2010, there have been at least 7,000 people injured in inter-clan violence in the capital city of Mogadishu. Of these injuries, 20% were children and 30% were women, according to admissions records from three main Mogadishu hospitals........

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