Title

Maternal Mortality in Chad.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Originally Published In

International Journal of Childbirth Education

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

21-25

Abstract

In Chad, one in 15 women die to complications of giving birth. This translates into 6.7% mortality, the highest in the world. Setting goals for achieving related millennium development goal (MDG) will have an enormous impact upon the global society. In Chad, performing trauma and surgical care intervention without enough trained staff is the norm. If there were enough trained staff the mortality rate would drop drastically and circumvent the need for increased emergent care. Maternal mortality has a noteworthy price tag in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa which necessitates international intervention to increase investment and coverage in these areas.

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