Maternal Health in Sub Saharan Africa

The birth of the human race is crucial to our continued existence. Without the proper care of the women who help populate the world we will lose just as many people as they birth into the world. Maternal health in Sub Saharan Africa would be better if they had the proper health care. The mortality rate of the sub Saharan African community, complications of childbirth, and how it can be prevented will be the topics covered in this essay.
The mortality rate in the Sub Saharan part of Africa from a survey in 2008, is 900 maternal deaths per   every 100,000 births.   That is double that of any other World Health Organization or WHO as it's called for short.   How many of the babies will grow up without their mother?   In the more rural parts of Africa 8% of pregnant women are not able to attend antenatal care and 9% deliver without a skilled attendant. No one is helping women in the beginning stages of the pregnancy and sometimes no one is there to help facilitate the birthing process with the mother. When that happens preventable maternal death occurs. The National Survey of Maternal Equality in South Africa said, "In a 2003, health survey 85% of white women compared to 44% of black women attended   ANC before 20 weeks of pregnancy, and only 13% of rural women delivered with a doctor, half the national figure (2)." Now this is not an argument about race but more of an argument of riches. Caucasian women in Africa have access to better healthcare services simply because they can afford it unlike the African females. So a more universal healthcare system should be put in place to help those who need it. No matter what women will still continue to get pregnant and providing them with proper healthcare in turn helps their mortality rate.
There are many complications that are preventable that cause maternal deaths in Sub Saharan Africa. The first one is hemorrhage which is the leading cause of maternal death accounting for about 14% of the deaths. Hemorrhage is the act of...