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Maternal Mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan

The Need to Protect Women's Rights

by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, Lynn L. Amowitz, MD, MSPHC

September 2002

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A study demonstrating that women in Herat Province, Afghanistan have an extraordinarily high risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth, along with the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world outside of Africa.

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