An excerpt taken from an article on BBC.
“In valleys and villages across Badakshan, a province located in the Hindu Kush mountain range, such stories are common.
Maternal mortality, when a woman dies during or shortly after pregnancy, is believed to be the highest in the world here.
According to statistics published by the UN in 2002, the province had the highest rate of mortal maternity ever recorded.
For almost 16 babies born, one woman will die in labour. As a country, Afghanistan is ranked second in the world for maternal mortality rates after Sierra Leone.”
Read more here: The struggle to save Afghan mothers