Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?
Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
Competent, compassionate care during labour and delivery is good for the dignity of mothers-to-be – and for their chance of survival.