Alta Verapaz Guatemala: Increased numbers of maternal deaths

Posted on February 19, 2013 • Filed under: Guatemala, Latin America Health, Latin America Womens Issues

As a matter of Augusto Cesar Diaz, MD, coordinator of the organization, the situation that exists in Alta Verapaz is alarming and disturbing, as the number of female deaths from causes related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum is high.

According OSAR data in 2010 reported 56 maternal deaths in 2011 dropped to 52 and in 2012 rose to 73 deaths, including women living in rural and urban areas, a situation that worries it demonstrates that the attention is not being timely.

Diaz noted that the places with the highest rates of maternal deaths are Chisec, and Carchá Senahú latter became the municipality with more casualties from this cause nationally, also indicated that there is underreporting of cases. Read Article

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