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Women's health and human rights

R Burton, Letitia Acquah


‘The health of mothers and their children is the key to achieving development and equity’ – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Forum held in Johannesburg during July 2014. Indeed, the health and economic status of women and children usually provide an accurate overview of national viability.


Authors' affiliations

R Burton, Department of Medicine, Khayelitsha Hospital, Cape Town, and Obstetric Diseases Clinic, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Letitia Acquah, Mayo Clinic Hospitals, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine, Rochester, Minn, USA

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Women's health; Human rights

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2014;104(9):635. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8725

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-07-28
Date published: 2014-07-29

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