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Sierra Leone: Pregnant women still denied lifesaving medical care

Publication Date:  06 September 2011 Women and girls in Sierra Leone still face serious challenges accessing medical care during pregnancy and childbirth. Teaser image:  Amnesty International Index Number:  AFR 51/001/2011 More than a year after the launch of the Free Health Care Initiative, pregnant women and girls in Sierra Leone continue to face serious challenges in accessing the drugs and medical care crucial for safe pregnancy and childbirth, Amnesty International said today. Under the Initiative, all pregnant women and lactating mothers should receive free…

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