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Offline Moha

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major cause of maternal mortality in somalia?
« on: February 06, 2008, 10:52:06 PM »
hi,there, i have been asked a question on the major  cause(s) of maternal mortality in Somalia?.. i recently read that Somalia has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality rate in the world in kastoo aan specific causes lagu sheegin..i had to imagine so i said hemorrhage, or infections due to unattended unhygienic deliveries...iyo wax yaabo kale oo soo raaci karo like malnutrition iyo wax yaabahaas oo lakain ahaanayo secondary causes of maternal death..... even eclampsia   aad ayay ugu badan tahay wadankena oo keeni karta uncontrolled fits....what about other medical diseases oo ay gabadha qabi karto before she got pregnant?? e.g heart diseases,diabetes,anemias and so goes the list.....sida aan og nahay very few woman have regular antenatal check-ups?all of that can cause marka in case anyone is working in Somalia or has accurate data.. please do point it out thanks....




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Re: major cause of maternal mortality in somalia?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 12:44:59 AM »
Maternal Mortality (MMR) is estimated at 1600 per 100,000, placing Somali women among the most high-risk groups in the world.
1-Haemorrhage
2-Prolonged and obstructed labour
3-Infections
4-Eclampsia
These are the major causes of death at childbirth. Anaemia and female genital mutilation (infibulation) have a direct impact on, and aggravate these conditions.

Poor antenatal and postnatal care, with the almost complete lack of emergency obstetric referral care for birth complications, further contribute to these high rates of mortality and disability

Source: UNICEF

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