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AFRICA: Church Leaders An Obstacle To Preventing Maternal Deaths

Posted on 12 November 2010 by admin

The growth of evangelical religion is reflected in ubiquitious religious imagery and texts. Credit: Christi van der Westhuizen/IPS.

By Christi van der Westhuizen

ACCRA, Nov 12, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The resurgence in religious fundamentalism and the inordinate influence of certain church leaders over public health policy present major obstacles to the prevention of needless deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion on the African continent.
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