Maternal Mortality: The Greatest Health Divide in the World



Stella lives in a small rural town in Bong County, Liberia. She is pregnant for the fourth time. During her previous three pregnancies, she labored at home with the assistance of Yvonne, a local traditional birth attendant (TBA). Of the three children, two died during labor.


Cesarean Delivery Maternal Mortality Maternal Death Maternal Mortality Ratio Traditional Birth Attendant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Obstetrics and GynecologyMount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Global Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive ScienceIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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