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The mid-wife is trying to hear the heartbeats of the child with a plastic pipe on 17 April 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Death rate at the pregnancy period in Bangladesh is 440 among every 100000, highest in the world. Death rate at childbirth is even higher. Since 2007, the rate is 151(either child or the mother) in every thousand. As for the children, the number is 61 per thousand. The reason behind this high death rate is most of the child birth in our country is maintained by untrained midwives.


Saikat Mojumder/Drik