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Ethiopia’s Free Rural Ambulance Service ‘Halves’ Pregnancy-related Deaths

A free national ambulance service offered to rural Ethiopians has reduced the number of pregnancy-related deaths in the country by a half. Writing in the Journal of Global Health, researchers from Umeå University in Sweden say the “cost-effective” service could serve as a model for other Sub-Saharan African nations. "Despite major international concerns around maternal health and efforts to bring up institutional delivery rates, little attention has been given to the need for...

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