EAST vs. WEST: Maternal Mortality and the War Upon Women
Samantha Howarth investigates the divide between Eastern and Western countries in terms of maternal mortality. The statistics show what staggering heights the prevalence of maternal mortality can reach in countries like Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while Western, developed nations like Australia show maternal mortality’s minimal impact. Regardless, with the advances in medicine we have today, surely there’s a pure, simple answer to the chaos these countries face everyday? So why does this divide between the East and West exist? Furthermore, is there a divide within our own country?