Cost of post-delivery care a growing concern

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The day a child is born should be a joyous one, but it can also be the most dangerous. More than a million children die on their first day according to the charity Save the Children. Nearly all newborn and maternal deaths occur in developing countries, due to a lack of access to basic healthcare before, during and after delivery. Taking care of new mothers is key to a child’s success and it can be expensive. CCTV’s Rachelle Akuffo has more.

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Cost of post-delivery care a growing concern

Cost of post-delivery care a growing concern

The day a child is born should be a joyous one, but it can also be the most dangerous. More than a million children die on their first day according to the charity Save the Children. Nearly all newborn and maternal deaths occur in developing countries, due to a lack of access to basic healthcare before, during and after delivery. Taking care of new mothers is key to a child's success and it can be expensive. CCTV's Rachelle Akuffo has more.

Notes:

  • Data compiled with information from the International Labor Organization.
  • Values based on highest possible pay available.
  • Duration of leave converted into days based on a five day workweek.

  • Hadley Heath Manning of Independent Women’s Forum on maternity leave

    For more on maternity leave and other motherhood matters, CCTV’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Hadley Heath Manning. She’s Director of Health Policy at Independent Women’s Forum.

    Hadley Heath Manning of Independent Women's Forum on maternity leave

    Hadley Heath Manning of Independent Women's Forum on maternity leave

    For more on maternity leave and other motherhood matters, CCTV’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Hadley Heath Manning. She’s Director of Health Policy at Independent Women’s Forum.