Better antenatal care could save hundreds in South Africa: report

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Timely access to considerate antenatal care could prevent the deaths of hundreds of women and girls in South Africa during and after pregnancy, a report released on Thursday showed. Amnesty International found that the majority of maternal deaths in the country were avoidable, and said the main problems were late and infrequent antenatal care and the fact that nearly one third of pregnant women are living with HIV. …
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