In South Sudan, Pregnancy Brings Risks

Fellows 2015

By Benedict Moran

December 20, 2015

Also aired on CBC's World This Weekend

South Sudan has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in the world. Women across the country have extremely limited access to health facilities, a situation exacerbated by the ongoing conflict. For every 100,000 births, more than 2,000 pregnant women die due to complications during childbirth.

Benedict Moran reported from South Sudan on a grant from the International Reporting Project, an independent journalism program based in Washington, D.C.