health sector reform
Medical and surgical remedies in the last century has gradually mitigated the harm due to the complications inherent in pregnancy and delivery but many Asian countries are unable to stem the tide of this. Every day, thousands of women die from pregnancy and childbirth in Asia and the Pacific. 75% of these deaths are from complications directly associated with the process of pregnancy and childbirth, i.e. direct maternal death, such as from bleeding, hypertension-with-convulsion, infection, and unsafe abortion.