Home > Lifestyle > Woman > News 09 July 2013 SA maternal mortality almost doubles South Africa is an upper middle-income country that is achieving low-income country success when it comes to maternal health. 0 iStock Related Third world lagging on child, maternal mortality The causes of maternal and child deaths Maternal, child health in crisis Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid In February this year four-year old Charlotte Mmowa instituted a negligence claim against the Limpopo department of health with the help of a curator. Charlotte’s mother, Matlou Mmowa, died just hours after giving birth to Charlotte in St Rita’s Hospital, Limpopo. She died after failure to remove the placenta, which caused excessive bleeding. It is alleged that this was due to the negligence of the health workers involved. Preventable deaths Anja Smith NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: WomanNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Strokes are deadlier when they hit Covid-19 patients Medical Vaping could put you at risk for gum disease Medical OPINION | Young people are key to a nicotine-free future: five steps to stop them smoking Medical Coronavirus hopes and fears centre on 'immunity' Diet and nutrition Even one high-fat meal may dull your mind Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.