Severe complications during pregnancy impose high costs on mothers in West Africa

Abstract

Benin and Ghana have high maternal mortality rates. ‘Near-misses’, where mothers survive a potentially fatal crisis, are even more common. Research involving the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine assesses the costs of such emergencies and reveals the important role played by households in financing obstetric services in both countries.

Citation

id21 Health

Severe complications during pregnancy impose high costs on mothers in West Africa

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