Maternal Mortality: MMPOY0104c_004

The Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, with roughly 1800-2000 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births; an average of 5 women die per day in childbirth.  (Credit: Lynsey Addario)Isatu Koroma, 16.5 years, from freetown, delivers twins in the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, with roughly 1800-2000 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births; an average of 5 women die per day in childbirth.  Many of the complications which lead to death are from teenage pregnancies. (Credit: Lynsey Addario)

The Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, with roughly 1800-2000 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births; an average of 5 women die per day in childbirth. (Credit: Lynsey Addario)Isatu Koroma, 16.5 years, from freetown, delivers twins in the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, with roughly 1800-2000 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births; an average of 5 women die per day in childbirth. Many of the complications which lead to death are from teenage pregnancies. (Credit: Lynsey Addario)