VIDEO: Sierre Leone: Where Every Pregnancy is a Gamble

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 20:00
Western Africa
Sierra Leone
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Initiative Type: 

After a decade-long conflict, Sierra Leone has many challenges ahead including improving child and maternal health. in 2009, one in eight women died during pregnancy. Fatimata Konte, an expecting mother, fears giving birth after already losing five of her children. She hopes the new policy to bring free health care to all pregnant women will save her next child and make giving birth safe for all women. Senior Producer: Ami Vitale.

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