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Warning bells toll for maternal health in Pakistan

With 50% of Pakistan’s population comprising women, major challenges arise to improve their economic and social conditions. According to the Pakistan Conflict Monitor, warning bells for the status of the maternal health are growing louder as the MDGs are unlikely to be met by 2015. There are several reasons for this, some likely to be solved with a proactive approach and some very grave and apparently insurmountable. Dr Sadiqa Jaffery, an untiring crusader in the field of maternal health in Pakistan is disappointed by the lack of progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio (276/100,000 live births) in spite of the ...

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