176 mothers die giving birth
Statistics compiled by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in its weekly disease update show that so far 176 mothers have died while giving birth this year.
Part of the report reads:
The Ministry of Health and Child Care weekly disease report has shown that two maternal deaths were reported during the week ending July 23, 2017. The deaths were reported from Harare Central Hospital. The cumulative figures for maternal deaths are 176.
Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) programmes manager, Mr Kefas Chinana, is quoted in the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s report as saying at least 24 percent of maternal deaths recorded were of girls aged between 15 and 19 who have no knowledge of family planning.