n South African Medical Journal - Maternal and perinatal health : correspondence

Volume 101, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It is encouraging that our very high maternal and perinatal mortality rate has been identified as an important part of South Africa's fourfold national epidemic. I hope that, as the Department of Health sets out to find solutions to the former, it will recognise that some very basic issues need to be acknowledged.

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