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In Africa, Myths, Superstitions About Childbirth Endanger Mothers and Babies

Population growth projections indicate that more than five billion people will be living on the African continent by the end of this century. Despite this, infant mortality on the continent remains the highest in the world. The World Health Organization says the probability of an African child dying before the age of five is five times greater than in Europe. Reasons include endemic poverty, lack of medical care, and conflict. Furthermore, many pregnant women and their unborn children are at...

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