Sometimes people ask us why we’re working in Nepal…Here are some startling statistics on Female and Reproductive Health that answers that question pretty comprehensively:
- Maternal Mortality Ratio*: NEPAL= 190/100,000; AUSTRALIA= 6/100,000
- Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: NEPAL= 36%; AUSTRALIA= 99.1%
- Antenatal Care Coverage**: NEPAL= 50.1%; AUSTRALIA= 90.4%
The numbers truly speak for themselves!
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*The annual number of female deaths from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management.
All figures sourced from World Health Organisation: http://www.who.int/gho/maternal_health/en/