Despite progress in some countries, many women and babies still die during childbirth in Africa. 800 women a day die in pregnancy or childbirth and of that number over 50% of the women are from Sub Saharan Africa. Globally, 3 million newborns die each year
Menstruation is perhaps one of the most ordinary individual female experiences but, in Africa, the experience often negatively impacts society as a whole due to the absence of clean water, sanitation, and products to cope with menstrual flow. The process of menstruation comes as a big problem to women and girls in many parts of Africa, contributing to both disempowerment and health risks.