Mothers, Newborns At Risk Of Health Complications Due To Exorbitant Health Care Costs, Lack Of Access To Health Workers, UNICEF Report Says
U.N. News: ‘Catastrophic’ health care costs put mothers and newborns at risk
“Pregnant women are putting their lives and their babies at risk because of ‘catastrophic’ and prohibitive health care costs before, during, and after childbirth, UNICEF said on Monday. In a new report highlighting how few of the world’s poorest pregnant women have a doctor, nurse, or midwife at their side when they need them most, the U.N. Children’s Fund said that more than 800 women die every day from complications, while many more mothers live with ‘debilitating’ outcomes…” (6/3).
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