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South Africa: Pregnant women and girls continue to die unnecessarily

Headline Title:  South Africa: Pregnant women and girls continue to die unnecessarily 09 October 2014 Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa. In part, this is because they fear their HIV status may be revealed as they access antenatal care services, according to a major report published by Amnesty International today.Struggle for Maternal Health: Barriers to Antenatal Care in South Africa, details how fears over patient confidentiality and HIV testing, a lack of information and transport problems are contributing to hundreds of maternal deaths every…

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