n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Reducing maternal mortality in South Africa : editorial

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum - April 2003 1 Reducing maternal mortality in South Africa The Minister of Health, Mr Manto Shabalala Msimang launched the Saving Mothers Report on the 8 March 2003, at the Tembisa Community Hall. This report on a triennium of maternal deaths (1999-2001), is a national survey of deaths undertaken by the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) in South Africa. The report contains an enormous amount of information and though the accuracy of the data may be criticised, 2777 deaths over a 3 year period are large enough numbers to show ..

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