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The Economic Impact of Adverse Maternal Health Outcomes

  • October 2015
  • Report

The maternal mortality ratio in Burkina Faso is 400 deaths per 100,000 live births, far higher than the global average of 126 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. Most maternal deaths are caused by severe obstetric complications that could have been prevented by adequate treatment and care, but user fees make health care unaffordable for many. Lack of care can have dire physical, social, and economic consequences for individuals and households. This fact sheet specifically explores the economic impacts of adverse pregnancy-related outcomes.

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