According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 1000 women die each day during childbirth or due to a pregnancy-related complication.
The top 5 causes of maternal death can be avoided when a woman has access to a skilled birth attendant, the necessary drugs and equipment.
In a number of acute and chronic humanitarian crises around the world, Médecins Sans Frontières is working to save the lives of women and their babies, providing emergency obstetric care in around 30 countries.
Maternal Death: The Avoidable Crisis
Médecins Sans Frontières highlights medical solutions to avert maternal deaths during humanitarian crises.
Sydney, 8 March 2012: On International Women's Day, the international medical-humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is underlining the fact that far too many women continue to die avoidable deaths during childbirth... read more.