Progress in the global fight to safeguard the lives of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth has recently stagnated, and in 2020 an estimated 287,000 maternal deaths occurred worldwide.
Against this backdrop, thanks to the deployment of just 15 skilled nurse-midwives and the training of 47 health workers, last year, 6,235 women and girls safely gave birth at Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. Not one of them died due to pregnancy or childbirth. This is a remarkable achievement.
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