High maternal mortality worries gov’t

Worried man: Dikoloti is worried about the high maternal mortality rate in the country PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Worried man: Dikoloti is worried about the high maternal mortality rate in the country PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti is worried about the high maternal mortality rate in the country.

In his recurrent and development budget proposal recently, Dikoloti said the situation has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“According to Statistics Botswana (2019), Botswana’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is estimated at 166.3 deaths per 100, 000 live births. This ratio (MMR) is more than double the average MMR of the SDG 2030 target of less than 70 deaths per 100,000 live births,” he said.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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