Maternal mortality in teenage pregnancy – Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, an estimated 1,100 women die out of every 100,000 births. This compares with only 8 women out of 100,000 in the UK.

We awarded our midwife researcher, Mrs Lucy November, an International Fellowship Award, to explore the reasons why there is such a high level of maternal mortality amongst adolescent girls in the area. In this video, Lucy talks about her research and how she has been supporting these vulnerable young women by proposing some practical solutions; making a significant difference to their lives.

This work was funded in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives and the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

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