Nepal has highest maternal death rate in South Asia

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Kathmandu, Mar 15 : Maternal Death Rate (MDR) in Nepal is the highest mong the South Asian countries, according to a global health network.

According to the statistics made public by Federation of Safe Motherhood etwork (FSMN) on Saturday, 281 out of 100,000 mothers die untimely during he postnatal stage in Nepal.

FSMN also released statistics that point out that three infants die every hour and ne maternal death takes place every four hours.

The MDR, which has reduced in the past few years, is still the highest in Nepal mong the South Asian countries.

FSMN President Dr Arju Deuba Rana said that the MDR could be reduced ignificantly by social awareness.

The network also indicated that lack of awareness regarding health facilities and eak access of the general public to the existing health facilities is responsible or the high MDR in the country, kantipuronline reported.

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