WHO expert says too many women dying from preventable deaths

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Kenya Maasai women and children gather for an AIDS awareness programme in Kajiado District. © Wendy Stone/IRIN

Dr. Marleen Temmerman, head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, joined the agency late last year because she believes it can play a very prominent role in meeting the unmet needs of so many women in the area of reproductive health and services.

Dr. Temmerman talks to Beng Poblete-Enriquez about her priorities and recalls an early experience in Kenya where a 15 year-old pregnant girl died in her arms  from a ruptured uterus.

Duration:  4’30″

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