Monday, July 7, 2014

Women's health and empowerment in Yemen

REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayagh 
 "Yemen has an infant death rate of 51 deaths per 1000 livebirths and a maternal mortality rate of 365 per 100 000 livebirths. At present, 22 women die every year because of poor maternal health facilities in Yemen, and 1 in 39 women die during childbirth. According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), although there has been a 61% decline in maternal mortality rate since 1990, maternal mortality is expected to rise in the future. This is, partly, due to the recent political and economic crises, which have affected mobility and resources, further hindering access to health care—particularly for women....."