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Sierra Leone: Lives cut short: Make pregnancy and childbirth safer in Sierra Leone

, Index number: AFR 51/001/2009

Women are at a higher risk of dying in childbirth in Sierra Leone than almost anywhere in the world. Women's right to health is being undermined by discrimination against those living in poverty. The government must ensure the minimum levels of health care for all, including reproductive and maternal health care, and seek international co-operation and assistance where necessary.

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