Maternal deaths from bleeding associated with caesarean delivery: A national emergency

G J Hofmeyr


An article in the May issue of SAMJ by Fawcus et al. draws attention to the epidemic of avoidable maternal deaths from caesarean-related haemorrhage in South Africa. This editorial looks at how this epidemic can be addressed.

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G J Hofmeyr, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa; University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Eastern Cape Department of Health, South Africa

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Bleeding; Caesarean delivery; Maternal deaths

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(5):435. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i5.10822

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Date submitted: 2016-03-23
Date published: 2016-04-07

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