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Public Health: Why Are More Mothers Dying in Childbirth?

Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO, Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy | Dr John Teo, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

08-Feb-23 16:00

Public Health: Why Are More Mothers Dying in Childbirth?

After Malaysia was born as a nation, we took good care of our mothers and infants, by building up a vast network of rural healthcare. This resulted in low maternal and infant mortality rates for many years. But in 2021, Malaysia recorded 300 pregnancy-related deaths, which is the country’s highest maternal mortality rate in several decades. On Public Health, consultant ob-gyn Dr John Teo joins Azrul Mohd Khalib, from the Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy, to discuss why this is an alarming statistic, and what measures are important to ensure that the trend does not continue.

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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Categories:  health policywellnessmanaging disease

Tags:  cotraceptivematernal mortalitypregnancychildbirthfamily planningpublichealth





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