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GUINEA: Free childbirth unsustainable, say critics

Source: IRIN - Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:37 AM
Author: IRIN
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Maternal mortality rates in Guinea have dropped significantly over the past two decades, but efforts to speed up progress on the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015 through a ban on childbirth fees, including for Caesarean sections, are stalling due to poor planning and lack of resources, say critics.

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