Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Government Study Finds 12 Women Died Giving Birth Per Month In 2010 At Hospital In Sierra Leone

A study has shown that during 2010, 12 women died every month while giving birth at the Princess Christian maternity hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, “a country with one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates,” Agence France-Presse reports. Akim Gibril, chair of an 11-person committee set up by the government to probe challenges at the hospital, said that unless conditions “are urgently addressed, the situation will continue to be the same for 2011.” Gibril submitted the report, which recommends “a change in the management structure with a strong executive leadership,” to the country’s health minister, Hawa Bangura (5/17).

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.