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The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
||Clean'Expert mothers': The business of home births in the US||Home births in America are controversial, the American College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warn they could be unsafe, and discourage them. Nevertheless, the number of home births in the US is rising, but a lot of obstacles remain - particularly for minorities and poor people on public health insurance.||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Without us, we will have no people in the world': Traditional midwife from the Maasai tribe||Kenya has an infant mortality rate more than ten times higher than Australia. More than a third of births take place at home without a nurse, doctor or trained midwife. Africa correspondent Sally Sara travelled to Kenya's famous Rift Valley to meet a traditional midwife from the Maasai tribe.||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Open mind': On a busy labour ward in Jerusalem||For years, the Israeli government has encouraged population growth with benefits such as child allowances, free schooling from the age of three and funding for up to four IVF treatments a year. Now, Israel's birth rate is among the highest in the developed world with the average Israeli women giving birth to three babies. That's nearly double the fertility rate for other industrialized countries.||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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