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African Human Rights Law Journal

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DUROJAYE, Ebenezer. The Human Rights Council's Resolution on Maternal Mortality: Better late than never. Afr. hum. rights law j. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.1, pp. 293-308. ISSN 1609-073X.

The article examines data in relation to maternal mortality and the causes of death during pregnancy and childbirth. It analyses the United Nations Human Rights Council's Resolution on Maternal Mortality and its importance to the prevention of maternal deaths worldwide. The article argues that, although the Resolution of the Human Rights Council should have come sooner, nonetheless it remains a strong statement by a UN body to the international community, particularly poor regions such as Africa, to take adequate measures to address the causes of maternal deaths. The article concludes by commending the Human Rights Council for this Resolution and expresses the hope that greater attention will be given to the issue of maternal mortality by the international community in regions worst affected, such as Africa.

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