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Women’s lives cut short: Stop maternal mortality [information board]

, Index number: AFR 05/002/2010

Across Africa thousands of women each year die during pregnancy and childbirth. Their lives could be saved if they had access to quality, affordable and timely health care. Government neglect and discrimination are violating women’s rights to life and health on a massive scale. These photos show Amnesty International’s campaign to reduce maternal mortality in two West African Countries, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso.

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