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If Childbirth Isn't Hard Enough, Add an Earthquake and a Typhoon

15 November 2013
Author: UNFPA
<p>A pregnant mother overlooks the ruins of Tacloban City after Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan left central Philippines almost completely flattened. <i>Photo &copy; UNFPA Philippines</i> </p>

National Public Radio (NPR) – NPR talks with Dr. Angelito Umali, maternal health officer for UNFPA in the Philippines, who is on the island province of Bohol. The UNFPA is addressing maternal health concerns following the October 15 earthquake that destroyed much of Bohol, and added complications brought on by Typhoon Haiyan.

Listen to the complete interview with NPR host Audie Cornish for All Things Considered.

Philippines
Population : 109.6 mil
Fertility rate
2.5
Maternal Mortality Ratio
121
Contraceptives prevalence rate
35
Population aged 10-24
28.7%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 60%
Girls 71%

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