The Costly Affair of Pregnancy and Child Birth in TanzaniaTanzania is among the least safe places in t he world for expectant mothers

 Child bearing poses a seriuos threat to life in Tanzania. pregnancy for some women in the country today is a cause not for joy but for fear, not a celebration of new life but a worrisome concern- that death in childbirth is a very real possibility. The lifetime chance of death during pregnancy and child delivery runs at nearly 4 percent, compared with 3 percent in Sub Saharan Africa and only 1 percent worldwide.
There are over eight thousand maternal deaths per year and for each of these deaths , an  unspecified number of women will become disabled, injured or ill owing to pregnancy. Every year, more and mopre children are left motherless and vulnerable because of maternal death. children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 times more likely to die prematurely than those who have not. This demonstrates the long road Tanzania faces in securing the health of its mothers. 

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