Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sierre Leone: Where Every Pregnancy is a Gamble

In the video below, Ami Vitale and Lauren Malkani document the many post-war challenges that lay ahead for Sierra Leone including improving child and maternal health. in 2009, one in eight women died during pregnancy. Fatimata Konte, an expecting mother, fears giving birth after already losing five of her children. She hopes the new policy to bring free health care to all pregnant women will save her next child and make giving birth safe for all women.

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