Today is Mothers’ Day and as such I’d like to talk about our dear mothers. Not the bliss of motherhood or how they are there for us but the process of them giving us life. To have a woman die giving life is something not only heartbreaking but just wrong and no woman should have to suffer such a fate. Why should child-birth be a dangerous thing that mothers fear? It should be something that every expectant mother should look forward to.
Globally women are dying from very preventable deaths. Sure the dangers will always be there, whether the woman giving birth is in Frankfurt or Mogadishu but what is important is that a woman in labour has access to skilled medical personnel and adequate equipment.
In Ghana thankfully, we are told that maternal mortality has reduced from 450 deaths per 100,000 live births to 350 deaths per 100,000 live births. Though…
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