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Al Jazeera’s ‘South2North’ Reports On Maternal Health In Africa

Al Jazeera’s “South2North” reports on “maternal health and the impact it has on children, women and the communities in which they live” in Africa, noting, “A recent African Union report shows sub-Saharan Africa is trailing behind its 2015 Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent.” According to the description, the program asks, “Why is Africa still the world’s most dangerous place to have a baby?” Hans Rosling, the co-founder of Gapminder, “explains how maternal health is a key factor needed for the future development of Africa”; Deliwe Nyathikazi of the International Confederation of Midwifes “explains that women’s ability to control whether or not they get pregnant is a huge determinant for their health”; and Sanjana Bhardwaj, UNICEF’s chief of health, “explains how the state of maternal health is an important indicator of how well countries are doing.” A video of the show is available online (7/13).