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Newsweek Examines Maternal Mortality, Health Care In South Sudan

Newsweek: Giving Birth in South Sudan: A Matter of Life and Death
“…[O]ne issue that can remain invisible to anyone outside the walls of South Sudan’s hospitals is the extreme danger women put themselves in simply by giving birth. According to the latest World Bank data, 789 South Sudanese mothers die for every 100,000 live births — this is the world’s fifth-highest maternal mortality rate, behind only four fellow sub-Saharan African countries…” (Gaffey, 6/1).

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