maternal death

United Nations International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of The Child

In 2011 the United Nations General Assembly established October 11 as the official International Day of the Girl Child as a means of recognising the rights of young girls across the world and the challenges which they face. This year is the first year this day is being celebrated and the theme is “Ending Child […]

PPH (Postpartum haemorrhage)

A PPH, or postpartum haemorrhage, is the leading cause of maternal death across the world and occurs in about 5% of births. A PPH involves the mother losing more than 500 mL of blood after she delivers her baby. If she loses more than 1000 mL it is considered to be a major PPH. Once […]

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