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08 Mar 2012 description

Every day, approximately 1,000 women die in childbirth or from a pregnancy-related complication. Maternal death can occur at any time in pregnancy, but delivery is by far the most dangerous time for both the mother and the baby. The vast majority of these deaths can be prevented if access to emergency obstetric care is ensured.

31 Aug 2011 description

On August 18, the medical humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Bordcers/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) officially inaugurated its new specialized emergency obstetric care hospital in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The hospital is called CRUO – Centre de Référence en Urgences Obstétricales (Referral Center for Obstetric Emergencies). The facility began treating patients in March of this year.

MSF built CRUO following the destruction of its previous emergency obstetric care hospital, Maternité Solidarité, in the January 2010 earthquake.