The Impact of Rheumatic Heart Disease on Maternal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa, women face a 1 in 39 lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, compared to the risk in the developed world of 1 in 3,800. New data indicates that in sub-Saharan Africa indirect, non-obstetrical causes account for over a third (34%) of these deaths. In contrast to direct obstetrical deaths, which are steadily … [Read more…]