Facts about Eritea, Africa's maternal healthness
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  • UNDP and partners are working to better train traditional birth attendants in Eritrea, and thereby reduce the maternal mortality rate.
  • Eritrea once had the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with about 1400 deaths per 100,000 births.
  • 80% of deliveries in Eritrea occur without a physician or trained midwife.
Making It Better

(click picture for story) Fethawi Berhane who had gone through a painful amount of hours with complications in labor which lead to the death of the baby, and given the circumstances with unhygenenic medical conditions she’s lucky to have survived the ordeal.

But Eritrea, Africa is one of the main developing countries to be on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5 on Maternal Health. But still with low amount of trained doctors or midwifes there are still about 1400 deaths per 100,000 births.

Yet they are still set on lowering the rates and having healthier conditions for soon to be mothers.