Sierra Leone: Out of Reach: The cost of maternal health in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Out of Reach: The cost of maternal health in Sierra Leone

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Index Number: AFR 51/005/2009
Date Published: 22 September 2009
Categories: Sierra Leone

Thousands of women die each year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth in Sierra Leone. Almost all of these deaths could have been prevented by accessible, affordable and timely medical care. The resources devoted to health care are totally inadequate. The discrimination women face in almost all aspects of their life in Sierra Leone is reflected in the lack of priority given to their health needs and undermines their right to health.


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