Supermodel Talks About Maternal Health
International Supermodel Liya Kebede talks to Al Jazeera about how mothers are dying everyday due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. A majority of these deaths could've been prevented if proper medical care was available.
Liya is an ambassador of the World Health Organization for maternal, newborn and child health, and also has her own foundation which aims to reduce maternal mortality. She is from Ethiopia, which has the lowest rate of skilled birth attendance in the world. About 94 percent of women in the country give birth without a health worker present.