Study: C-Sections 50 Times More Deadly in Africa
|03/15/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The death rate among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than in most wealthy nations, researchers said Friday.
One in 200 women dies during or soon after a cesarean in a sampling of nearly 3,700 births across 22 African countries, they reported in The Lancet Global Health.
By comparison, maternal mortality is about one woman per 10,000 operations in Britain. Death rates related to C-sections are roughly the same across most developed countries.
Urgent need to improve safety
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