Boteti NGO fights maternal mortality

Ntlo ya Botsetse
Ntlo ya Botsetse

ORAPA: Efforts to reduce maternal deaths and complications associated with childbirth in the Boteti region are yielding positive results.

Previously, numerous challenges were observed in addressing maternal deaths and birth-related issues in various villages and settlements in the region. Concerns were also raised about the commitment to antenatal care in the area.

Maternal mortality has been particularly pronounced in remote areas like certain settlements and villages within Boteti, where access to medical services remains severely limited. In 2019, Botswana reported a maternal mortality rate of 166 deaths per 100,000 births, more than twice the average for upper-middle-income countries.

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