Nepal Ranks High In Maternal Death Rate

by Dr. Sunil Shroff on  March 16, 2008 at 1:52 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Nepal Ranks High In Maternal Death Rate
A global network statistics states that maternal death rate in Nepal is highest among the South Asian Countries.

According to the statistics made public by Federation of Safe Motherhood Network (FSMN) on Saturday, 281 out of 100,000 mothers die untimely during the postnatal stage in Nepal.

FSMN also released statistics that point out that three infants die every hour and one maternal death takes place every four hours.

The MDR, which has reduced in the past few years, is still the highest in Nepal among the South Asian countries.

FSMN President Dr Arju Deuba Rana said that the MDR could be reduced significantly by social awareness.

The network also indicated that lack of awareness regarding health facilities and weak access of the general public to the existing health facilities is responsible for the high MDR in the country, kantipuronline reported.

Source: ANI

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