I'm not going to write a proper blog post about it, but I just received an email that included a debate about maternal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa, which I found interesting and depressing in equal measure.
I'll just leave you with a short quote from Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State, DfID:
"In sub-Saharan Africa, 250,000 women die each year from pregnancy-related complications. In some countries, the figure is much higher. Almost half the maternal deaths occur in just four countries: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia and Tanzania."Those of you who know me will see why I picked out that particular snippet.
Advertising expenditure figures on various health issues are also quite revealing.