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The state of the world's human rights

22 September 2009

VIDEO: Maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

VIDEO: Maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

A woman faces a higher risk of dying in child birth in Sierra Leone than almost anywhere in the world. This is not just a health emergency; it is a human rights scandal. According to Amnesty International these deaths, through complications in pregnancy and childbirth are not natural or inevitable, but preventable and unacceptable.

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Maternal death rate in Sierra Leone is a "human rights emergency" (News, 21 September 2009)
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Sierra Leone 

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Africa 

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