Chad: One out of every 100 pregnant women dies during labour

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    Chad has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

    One out of every 100 pregnant women is expected to die during labour or from related complications.

    Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from the capital N’Djamena – one of the biggest challenges is access to medical care.

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    In This Story: Chad

    Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.

    The capital N’Djamena is the largest city. Chad’s official languages are Arabic and French. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Islam (51.8%) and Christianity (44.1%) are the main religions practiced in Chad.

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