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Concern grows for pregnant women and newborns in Pakistan

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4644
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    Health workers in Pakistan have raised concerns about the plight of pregnant women and newborn babies in flood stricken areas.

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has estimated that nearly 52 000 women are expected to give birth in the next three months, 53 000 newborns will need health care, and an additional 9000 women will need surgical intervention to deal with pregnancy related complications in the immediate future.

    “Millions of Pakistanis are suffering from this disaster, and …

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