Reducing maternal deaths
Author(s)/Editor(s): Danielsson N
Publisher/Organizer: Phnom Penh Post
Publication date: 11 November 2009
Number of pages: 2
Maternal deaths are concentrated around the time of childbirth and in the period after an unsafe abortion. Four conditions – post-partum haemorrhage, eclampsia, obstructed labour and infection – are responsible for the majority of deaths. The number of deaths can be rapidly reduced if new resources are made available and if concerted efforts are focused on preventing and treating these four conditions together with providing better access to modern contraception.