Maternal Health in Bangladesh: Defying Traditions to Save Lives

7/15/2013 12:00 AM

From Rockhopper TV

In Bangladesh, strong cultural and traditional ties deter women from giving birth in health centers and hospitals. Babies are dying unnecessarily in Matlab in the rural south-east of the country because their mothers did not attend antenatal check-ups. Now, clinic staff are targeting men and trying to convince them of the importance of their wives’ having antenatal check-ups and giving birth with trained professionals present.