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Maternal deaths in 1990 at Kamuzu Central Hospital

V Sangala

Abstract


What are the main causes of maternal death in Malawi, and can we prevent these deaths? With this question in mind the maternal deaths that occurred at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe during the year 1990 have been analyzed. The results show that the majority of women died as a direct result of complications of pregnancy. Education is of prime importance in preventing these deaths, and it is vital that men are included in the education process. Adequate staffing of aU health facilities dealing with the care of women in labour is mandatory.




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