638 women die due to maternal health complications out of every 100,000 in Afghanistan. This is one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world!
Less than 60% of live births are overseen by a professional according to UNFPA, which is partially to blame for the poor outcomes in maternal health in Afghanistan.
Even before the dramatic events of the past few weeks, an Afghan woman dies in childbirth every two hours.UNFPA
The BBC’s recent article sheds light on the country’s deepening healthcare crisis and the impact this will have on mothers and children.
The UNFPA’s Dr Kanem said, “Even before the dramatic events of the past few weeks, an Afghan woman dies in childbirth every two hours.”
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