Around the world, women who give birth in health facilities often face undignified conditions and poor quality of care. Causes of mistreatment are often complex and multifaceted, involving individual and health system level constraints such as health provider workload, infrastructure and supply...
The maternal mortality ratio in Malawi is one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, at 439 per 100,000 live births, of which an estimated 25% is due to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).1,2 Despite an increase in institutional deliveries, up from 51% in 1992...
Madagascar’s maternal mortality ratio of 478 deaths per 100,000 live births is among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, and 20–25% of those deaths are estimated to be due to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).1 Women in Madagascar face a lack of access to quality...
This brief covers a general background about disrespect and abuse/mistreatment and respectful maternity care.

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