Maternal mortality

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Black women in UK four times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth
As new data released, campaigners ask why racial disparity in maternal mortality rates is so persistent

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

11, Nov, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Thousands of adverse birth outcomes in England down to ‘alarming’ inequality
Study reveals scale of impact that poverty, racism and discrimination has on women and babies

Andrew Gregory Health editor

01, Nov, 2021 @11:30 PM

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Texas anti-abortion law shows ‘terrifying’ fragility of women’s rights, say activists
Campaigners fear ban emboldens anti-choice governments as more aggressive opposition, better organised and funded, spreads from US

Lizzy Davies

18, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Taliban are not the only threat to Afghanistan. Aid cuts could undo 20 years of progress
The most vulnerable people will bear the cost of sanctions, as services and the economy collapse

Kevin Watkins

11, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’
After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babies in a community cut off from public health services

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

03, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Nepal sees huge rise in maternal deaths as Covid keeps women at home
Health workers fear deaths could reach levels not seen this century as women miss check-ups and opt for home births to avoid catching the

Rojita Adhikari in Kathmandu

15, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Guidance to induce minority ethnic pregnancies earlier condemned as racist
Draft Nice guidelines for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will not solve poorer maternity outcomes for women of colour, say doctors

Hannah Summers

13, Jul, 2021 @8:40 AM

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‘I knew how dangerous things could become’: the perils of childbirth as a Black woman
When she was pregnant, Anna Malaika Tubbs was thrilled – then terrified, knowing the shockingly high death rate of Black women in childbirth. Could she find a way to stay safe?

Anna Malaika Tubbs

26, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Global shortfall of nearly 1m midwives due to failure to value role, study finds
Investing in midwifery could prevent two-thirds of maternal and newborn deaths, but investment and training are urgently needed

Liz Ford

06, May, 2021 @6:15 AM

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‘I felt humiliated’: parents respond to NHS maternity care racial bias inquiry
Black, Asian and ethnic minority women report being denied pain relief or feeling unheard to panel investigating mortality disparity

Hannah Summers

13, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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More deaths, worse care? Inquiry opens into NHS maternity 'systemic racism'
Childbirth rights group supports examination into disproportionate health outcomes

Hannah Summers

07, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Lagos traffic creating 'life or death' situations for women trying to reach hospital – report
Study of pregnant women travelling to health facilities found journeys took up to four times longer than online maps suggested

Kate Hodal

02, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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