In Africa only 7.3% of babies are born via caesarean section, but its a very mixed picture across the continent. Some countries have very high rates such as Egypt (51.8%) and Mauritius (47%), the highest in Africa.
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Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes
98% of births in Mauritius are attended to by a skilled health worker, the highest in Africa. By contrast, the figure is 6% in Ethiopia. A skilled birth attendant reduces the risk of birth complications and even death.