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Ani KeliiheleuaGlobal Health21 April 2019Maternal HealthAfter viewing two educational videos on maternal rates in low and middle incomecountries, it is apparent that maternal health could use vast amounts of help. When looking atboth Pakistan and Afghanistan, there are several cultural, socioeconomic, and gender-basedfactors that can keep maternal success from being achieved. Both of these countries would beable to achieve better maternal health with a few changes to daily lifestyle and the implication ofprograms that educated mothers on safe and hygienic childbirth/motherhood.First, we will examine Pakistan, the country with the 8th highest maternal mortality rate.In Pakistan, it is not the norm to practice modern methods of contraception. Mothers are havingchildren much too close together which is unhealthy for the body. This is one unique fact aboutPakistan mothers. Women are pressured, by family members, to have many children. Familiesare also very determined to give birth to boys and will have children until they are satisfied with