Sierra Leone has highest maternal deaths

Sierra Leone has world’s highest maternal deaths

A UN World Health Organisation report released on Tuesday 6th May 2014 stated that Sierra Leone is the worst country in the world for a woman to give birth, despite the country’s free health care for pregnant women introduced in 2011. The report ranked the country as having the highest maternal deaths in the world – at 1,100 out of every 100,000.  This is far worse than neighbouring countries of Guinea where the figure is 650/100,000 and Liberia where it is 640/100,000.