n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Editorial
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Keyword(s)||Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and University of KwaZulu-Natal|
Obstetric haemorrhage is a major direct cause of maternal deaths in South Africa and the rest of the African Continent. Moreover, postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), the major component of obstetric haemorrhage, is increasing in other parts of the world due to increasing rates of PPH associated with caesarean sections. In South Africa, the latest Saving Mothers Report (2005-2007) indicates that there has not been a decline in deaths from obstetric haemorrhage since the first comprehensive report (Table 1).
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