|About the Book|
Pregnancy is an event in a womans life that calls for joy and happiness. This is in anticipation of the birth of a new baby into the world. It is usually an uneventful experience especially in the western world and where problems arise, help is always available. Not so in the Sub-Saharan African region where pregnancy is a source of sorrow and pain for the vast majority of women. Certainly not in a situation where 1 out of 16 pregnant women dies as a result of complications of pregnancy. This book brings to the front burner the issue of maternal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa. It should make an interesting reading for people in the western world to enable them to fully appreciate what is happening in other places. It is a book that bares it all- more like washing your dirty linen in the public. For people in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is a book that is intended to rouse them from their protracted slumber to enable them appreciate that there is a problem that needs urgent attention. The various causes of maternal deaths are discussed in details and solutions are proffered were necessary to help the people that are directly involved. The book also acknowledges the efforts of charitable organizations around the world that have been actively involved towards reducing the deaths that occur in pregnancy in the region. More help is however needed from Pharmaceutical Companies towards the provision of cheap retroviral drugs to fight the ravages of HIV infection in the region. This book is written in a language that has reduced to the barest minimum medical terminologies for easy readership by the general public.