One in seven women risk dying in childbirth in Ebola-hit countries

November 11, 2014 12:12 AM

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One in seven women risk dying in childbirth in Ebola-hit countries

LONDON (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic is soaring, with as many as one in seven at risk of death as fear of contact with bodily fluids prevents people helping them, aid charities warned on Tuesday.

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that 800,000 women in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are due to give birth in the next 12 months.

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