Parteras de Cuscatlan: training midwives in rural El Salvador.

Abstract

140 women in El Salvador die giving birth for every 10,000 live births in the country. Poor sanitary conditions, the lack of sufficiently trained birth attendants, inadequate transportation, malnutrition, closely spaced and numerous pregnancies, and the lack of prenatal care therefore combine to make giving birth a real danger for most Salvadoran women. In… (More)

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