Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone
Today’s Washington Post has a piece on maternal mortality in Sierra Leone (which is now prominently featured on the site’s homepage). The author notes:
“According to the United Nations, a woman’s chance of dying in childbirth in the United States is 1 in 4,800. In Ireland, which has the best rate in the world, it is 1 in 48,000. In Sierra Leone, it is 1 in 8.”
It’s a multi-page piece on the situation and worth a read, part of a special series from the Post on the struggles of women around the globe.